ICE pays tribute to our mentor, Pauline Oliveros, in this free concert at Lincoln Center Out of Doors. ICE frequently worked with Pauline in natural, open-air settings, and this concert allows the players of ICE to bring that experience to New York in the public square of Lincoln Center. The program focuses on three of Pauline's works that in turn use nature, instruments, and technology as inspirations.
"One hundred time increments with a minimum of one gesture and a maximum of one hundred gestures per player," Pauline says in the score to One Hundred Meeting Places. As in all of Pauline's pieces, the way the piece unfolds, unique to each performance, requires intense listening between all players, and a collaborative sensibility. Applebox Double uses the noise toolkit known as the Applebox, here played as a duo between ICE's two percussionists. And Heart of Tones is a mini-trombone concerto, which gets its performative energy from the small pitch-beatings that result from gently clashing microtonal tunings.
Heart of Tones
One Hundred Meeting Places
ICE’s 2016-17 performances and commissioning activities are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Howard Gilman Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, The Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, The Amphion Foundation, The Pacific Harmony Foundation, The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, The Irving Harris Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Casement Fund, the BMI Foundation, a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and with the friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE..