Cellist Michael Nicolas and composer Jaime Oliver offer a program of cello/machine music, featuring works spanning 50 years by electronic pioneer Mario Davidovsky, Steve Reich, Annie Gosfield, and two world premieres by Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Oliver.
This program is presented FREE as part of Constellation's Frequency Series, and by OpenICE in partnership with the Illinois Humanities Council.
Mario Davidovsky: Synchronisms no. 3
Anna Thorvaldsdottir Transitions WORLD PREMIERE
Steve Reich: Cello Counterpoint
Annie Gosfield: Burn Again Over a Low Blue Flame
Jaime Oliver: New Work for cello + electronics WORLD PREMIERE
Project Lead: Michael Nicolas
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.