Major composers' inspirations by and reflections on nature form the theme for this Contempo program. ICE plays some of its favorites by Crumb and Oliveros, plus some pieces new to the group.
George Crumb: Eleven Echoes of Autumn
Harrison Birtwistle: Some Petals from my Twickenham Herbarium
Mario Davidovsky: Synchronisms No. 3
Pauline Oliveros: Earth Ears
Toru Takemitsu: Rain Spell
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.