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Ann Cleare Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre

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Addressing themes that range from darkness and isolation to perception and discovery, Ann Cleare has an uncanny ability to translate our innermost experiences and emotions through music. International Contemporary Ensemble presents some of the young Irish composer’s most striking works, including the square of yellow light that is your window, inspired by fellow Irish artist Oscar Wilde.

teeth of light, tongue of waves (2017-18) world premiere, Miller Theatre and ICE co-commission

to another of that other (2009-13) U.S. premiere

the square of yellow light that is your window (2013-14)

Dorchadas (2007)

Steven Schick, conductor

Alice Teyssier, solo voice
Rebekah Heller, solo bassoon
Peter Evans, solo trumpet
Michael Lormand, solo trombone

Alex Sopp, flute
Zachary Good, clarinet
Ryan Muncy, saxophone
Rachel Drehmann, horn
David Nelson, trombone
Levy Lorenzo, percussion
Ross Karre, percussion
Daniel Lippel, guitar
Jacob Greenberg, piano
David Bowlin, violin
Wendy Richman, viola
Katinka Kleijn, cello
Randy Zigler, bass

Nicholas Houfek, lighting


ICE’s 2017-18 performances and commissioning activities are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, Amphion Foundation, Pacific Harmony Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, Casement Fund, BMI Foundation, as well as public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE.

Photo by Mark Duggan for Miller Theatre