ICE closes its first OpenICE season in partnership with the Illinois Humanities Council with this blockbuster program featuring ICE co-Artistic Directors Claire Chase and Joshua Rubin.
This multimedia extravaganza brings ICE together with superstar Chicago new music fellows Mocrep and Parlour Tapes+ for a special free event presented by ICE and Illinois Humanities Council at the Mana Contemporary space in Pilsen, Chicago.
Commissioned as part of Claire Chase's Density 2036 initiative, George Lewis' Emergent features live electronics to highlight the urgent virtuosity of Claire's performance. Boulez's mezmerizing Dialogue de l'ombre double is a masterpiece of spacialized sound and creates a true dialogue between the live clarinetist and his electronic counterpart. Rick Burkhardt's ingenious threatrical work Simulcast features percussionists in a spoken musical interaction, their words blurred and obscured, creating a dialogue of rhythm and meaning.
Rick Burkhardt: Simulcast (2002)
George Lewis: Emergent (2014), for flute and electronics
Pierre Boulez: Dialogue de l'ombre double (1985), for clarinet and electronics
ICE, Claire Chase, flute and Joshua Rubin, clarinet
Mocrep, featuring Zach Moore, Isaac Stevenson, and Chris Wood
Levy Lorenzo, sound and electronics
Ryan Ingebritsen, sound and electronics
OpenICE is a program designed to bring every aspect of ICE’s music-making—performances, commissions, videos, workshops, hands-on educational activities, blogs, and community gatherings, as well as ICE’s work behind the scenes—out into the open for the benefit of new audiences, all free of charge. 2014-2015 OpenICE shows are produced in partnership with the Illinois Humanities Council.
ICE’s 2014-15 Chicago performances are made possible by generous support from The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at the Prince Charitable Trusts, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Foundation, The Irving Harris Foundation, The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, New Music USA, The Amphion Foundation, the Alice M. Ditson Fund, the BMI Foundation, the Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research at the Eastman School of Music, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and through a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.