In its first collaboration with Ensemble C Barré, ICE plays its second concert at the GMEM Festival in Marseilles and Cassis, France! The two ensembles collaborate a concert called ÉCLAT. Boulez's 1965 Éclat, a hybrid of compositional methodology and spontaneous performance practice, sets the stage for a fascinating musical dialogue with the children of the postwar avant garde. Rigor with an openness to influence is manifested in the diverse composers, from the Americans Nathan Davis and Christopher Trapani to Francesca Verunelli from Italy.
Pierre Boulez: Éclat
Francesca Verunelli: Five Songs (Kafka's Sirens)
Christopher Trapani: Creux (world premiere)
Nathan Davis: Inner Voice (world premiere)
ICE’s 2017-18 performances and commissioning activities are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, Amphion Foundation, Pacific Harmony Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, Casement Fund, BMI Foundation, 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. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE.