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OpenICE2016: The Living Archive & ICEcommons - Public Archiving Forum

  • Abrons Arts Center | Playhouse Stage 466 Grand Street New York, NY, 10002 United States (map)

In the spirit of open, public engagement, ICE will collaborate with several archive experts in the 2016-2017 season and beyond! Our goal is to create a public library of works via several initiatives and partnerships. 

Our work with young composers which began with ICElab and evolved through OpenICE sparked a new initiative last season called ICEcommons is a perpetual call for scores which populates a free, public archive of contemporary music. The goal is to create a space for composers to introduce ICE to their work in whatever manner they choose: scores, recordings, videos, descriptions, URLs, and metadata. As ICE programs its OpenICE events, every work on this archive will be considered. ICE has slected five works by David Coll, Seth Cluett, Ann Cleare, Monte Weber, and Mauricio Pauly for performance. Each has lead to close collaborations and corresponces which will outlast the ephemeral nature of music performance. In that spirit, ICE will create several events which make the collection of new works into a free, public, open process. 

On Sunday, Sept 18th at 11am, ICE will host a preview of a new archiving project lead by Hild Borchgrevink (Nordic Music Days) and Ross Karre ( & The event is open to composers and performers who are interested in presenting their works to each other in a casual atmosphere which fosters new relationships and a greater awareness for the works of underrepresented composers around the world. Composers will have the opportunity to describe their work and create entries on the ICEcommons archive.