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Creating (in) a More Just Society

  • Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall 55 West 13th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)
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The International Contemporary Ensemble will join The New School for a panel discussion on Creating (in) a more Just Society and a performance of Earth Ears by Pauline Oliveros.



Creating (in) a more Just Society: Representation, Equity, and Openness in Performing Arts:
Four members of ICE’s extended musical community will present a component of a just artistic society through their own lens before engaging in a panel discussion moderated by Rebekah Heller, Co-Artistic Director and Bassoon, International Contemporary Ensemble.


  • Ashley Fure, Composer and Assistant Professor of Music at Dartmouth College

  • Margaret Lioi, CEO, Chamber Music America

  • Ione, Performer, Writer, Director

  • Rebecca Sigel, Executive Director, International Contemporary Ensemble

7:00 - 7:30pm: PERFORMANCE

Pauline Oliveros: Earth Ears
Performed by members of the International Contemporary Ensemble and students at the College of Performing Arts

In the spirit of creating spaces of engagement and openness, the International Contemporary Ensemble will collaborate with members of the College of Performing Arts community on a performance of Pauline Oliveros’ Earth Ears.

Oliveros’ work cultivates a co-dependent system of generative and responsive music expressions. A successful performance of this piece incorporates many of the tenets that are critical to collaborating with equity, openness, and inclusivity. One cannot make a sound without listening to one’s fellow performers. At the same time, no sound gets made unless a performer takes a risk to initiate something. The result is a looping, layered complex of sounds with internal awareness and symbiosis and a myriad of external access points for the audience.

Presented by the College of Performing Arts at The New School.

The College of Performing Arts at The New School was formed in the fall of 2015, bringing together Mannes School of Music, the iconic 100-year-old conservatory; the legendary New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and the innovative and ground-breaking School of Drama. With each school contributing its unique culture of excellence, the College of Performing Arts creates opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovative education, and world-class performances. As part of the formation of the College, Mannes has moved into the newly renovated Arnhold Hall in Greenwich Village, a state-of-the-art facility designed especially for the performing arts. Also housed in Arnhold Hall are The School of Jazz and the School of Drama’s BFA program. As a part of The New School, students and faculty across the College of Performing Arts experience a supportive and rigorous environment with enhanced opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in a wide array of disciplines, from the visual arts and fashion design, to the social sciences, to public policy and advocacy, and more. CoPA has over 900 degree and diploma seeking students, including a variety of programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as Mannes Prep, a pre-college program with 400 students.