International Contemporary Ensemble and JACK Quartet - Jason Eckardt’s “Subject” (Tzadik CD release party)
Celebrating the release of Subject, Jason Eckardt‘s new record on Tzadik, the JACK Quartet, ICE, and soloists Tony Arnold, soprano;Jay Campbell, cello; Jordan Dodson, guitar; and Eric Lamb, flute, perform works from the new record as well as John Zorn‘s string quartets Necronomicon and The Dead Man. JACK will also perform the title track, a work that confronts “advanced interrogation” techniques using sound and light, including a complex lighting design conceived by the composer and fully realized for the first time in this performance. Ms. Arnold and conductor David Fulmer lead ICE in a performance of Eckardt’s Tongues, a work that explores glossolalia, or “speaking in tongues,” and evokes the volatile grip of possession that is said to hold the human vessels through which the divine or supernatural passes. Eckardt’s stunningly virtuosic Paths of Resistance is realized by guitarist Jordan Dodson, and Eric Lamb and Jay Campbell will navigate Flux, a duet for alto flute and cello inspired by self-organizing processes in the natural world. Ear Heart Music resident visualist Joshue Ott collaborates.
ICE gratefully acknowledges support for the 2013/14 season from The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Amphion Foundation, the Alice M. Ditson Fund, the BMI Foundation, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.