As a preview to ICE's July performances at the legendary Darmstadt Summer Courses in Darmstadt, Germany, the ensemble performs different generations of Darmstadt composer stars. Luigi Nono, a seminal presence at the festival in the 1950s, is represented by his Polifonica-Monodica-Ritmica, which ICE last performed at National Sawdust in the fall; Chaya Czernowin, a regular recent presence at Darmstadt and frequent ICE collaborator, makes an appearance with her AYRE: TOWED, and rising star Ashley Fure, the winner of Darmstadt's Kranichsteiner Award, presents an expanded version of her "opera for objects," The Force of Things.
Luigi Nono: Polifonica-Monodica-Ritmica (1951)
Chaya Czernowin: Ayre: Towed through plumes, thicket, asphalt, sawdust and hazardous air I shall not forget the sound of (2015)
Ashley Fure: The Force of Things (2016)
ICE / David Fulmer, conductor
Helmut Lachenmann, String Quartet No. 3 “GRIDO” (2001)
Scott Wollschleger, String Quartet No. 2 “White Wall” (2014)
Ashley Fure's The Force of Things is made possible by generous commitments from the International Contemporary Ensemble: First Page Program, University of Michigan Office of Research, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Dartmouth College Provost’s Office Seed Funding Program, Miller Theater at Columbia University (NYC), and Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD). This project was supported by New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from New Music USA project grants.