OpenICE 2016, presented in collaboration with the Abrons Art Center, is a program designed to bring every aspect of ICE's artist-curated and ensemble-commissioned 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, and all for free.
For NIGHT AND SNOW at Abrons, Rebekah Heller and Michael Nicolas explore the sonic possibilities of the cello and bassoon, both as solo instruments and as duo partners.
Olga Neuwirth: In Nacht und Eis for bassoon and cello with ring modulator
David Fulmer: Speak of the Spring for cello and electronics WORLD PREMIERE
Dai Fujikura: The Voice for bassoon and cello
Dai Fujikura: Following for solo bassoon
Edgar Guzman: Low-End DJ for amplified bassoon, cello and stereo audio file WORLD PREMIERE
OpenICE New York is made possible through lead support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation, alongside generous support from the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE Foundation), New Music USA, the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research at the Eastman School of 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.