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OpenICE at Abrons Underground

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

OpenICE keeps exploring new work and presenting it completely free of cost to audiences.  This week-long residency at the Abrons Arts Center's Underground space, a classic and charming black-box theatre, presents concerts, workshops, and open rehearsals.  

Wednesday, March 1
2 -4 PM Open Workshop with OpenICE composer Monte Weber - Strings
4:30 - 6:30 PM Open Workshop with OpenICE composer Monte Weber - Winds

Friday, March 3
8 PM OpenICE Concert: Electronic Etudes No. 1 - Lightbots & Kontrol
feat. Levy Lorenzo, Monte Weber, Dennis Sullivan, Viola Yip, and electronics OpenICE students with composer Monte Weber

Levy Lorenzo (b. 1980): Electric Rice (2017)
Monte Weber (b. 1991): Spaces (2017)
Dennis K. Sullivan (b. 1982): Swarm for percussion and Lightbots* (World Premiere)
Monte Weber: Breath Bite (2017)
Viola Yip (b. 1987): Vibrations Vivantes IV for light bulbs and Lightbots* (World Premiere)

Saturday, March 4
8 PM OpenICE solo sets feat. Nuiko Wadden and Gareth Flowers

J.S. Bach: Flute Sonata in e-minor BWV 1034, arr. for violin and harp
Carlos Salzedo: Inquietude for harp (1919)
Sebastian Currier: Nighttime: Dusk, Sleepless, Vespers, Nightwind, Starlight (2000) for violin and harp
   with Dawn Posey, vioin and Bradley Scott Rosen, sound design

Hans Werner Henze: Sonatina for trumpet (1974)
Liza Lim: Wild Winged One for trumpet (2007)
Gareth Flowers: Colundi ii for trumpet and fixed media (2017)
Stefan Wolpe: Solo Piece for trumpet (1966)

Sunday, March 5
6 PM OpenICE solo sets feat. Alice Teyssier and Ryan Muncy

Mark Applebaum (b. 1967): entre funérailles iv for flute (2000)
Chico Mello (b. 1956): Upitu for flute (2012) (US Premiere)
Bradley Scott Rosen (b. 1985): Odd Kin for voice and interactive media (2017) (World Premiere)
Franck Bedrossian (b. 1971): La solitude du coureur de fond (The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner) for alto saxophone (2000) (NY Premiere)
Wang Lu (b. 1982): Ryan and Dan (2017) for tenor saxophone and electric guitar (NY Premiere)
Mark Andre: iv 12 for saxophone (2015) (US Premiere)
   with Bradley Scott Rosen, sound design, and Dan Lippel, guitar

Gareth Flowers, trumpet
Nicholas Houfek, lighting designer
Levy Lorenzo, electronics
Ryan Muncy, saxophone
Alice Teyssier, flute and voice
Nuiko Wadden, harp


OpenICE is made possible through lead support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation, alongside generous support from the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the National Endowment for the Arts, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE.

Earlier Event: February 25
ICE at Brown University