About OpenICE

OpenICE provides unrestricted access to new music. Now in its fifth year, this initiative aims to share the most essential elements of ICE’s working process—creation, collaboration, and performance—with a wider audience, through free concert and activity programming. OpenICE engages new audiences in open workshops, conversations with artists, and performances in alternative venues. With OpenICE, cost is no barrier to joining the community of new music.



Phyllis Chen Music Box Construction Workshop at Abrons Arts Center

Phyllis Chen Music Box Construction Workshop at Abrons Arts Center




Would you like to sponsor a new work to be premiered at a free OpenICE event? Create an opportunity through First Page, ICE's commissioning initiative! For more info, email Rebekah Heller at rebekah@iceorg.org.

Like to make an ICE show happen at your venue? Contact Ryan Muncy, Co-Director of OpenICE, at ryan.muncy@iceorg.org.

OPENICE IN 2018-19

In Plain Air at Christ Church Philadelphia (September 2018)

OpenICE Library Festival (five events, November 2018)

ICEcommons Chicago Initiative at Constellation Chicago (December 2018)

Collecting Lu Wang at New York Public Library (February 2019)

ICE and New York University Graduate Composers at Abrons Arts Center (April 2019)

Collecting George Lewis at New York Public Library (May 2019)

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