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ICEcommons at New Music Gathering in Boston

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Friday, May 18, 5:00pm
132 Ipswich Street, room 106
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Boston, MA 02215
FREE EVENT

New Music Gathering is an annual three-day conference dedicated to the performance, production, promotion, support, and creation of new concert music.

New Music Gathering is an annual three-day conference dedicated to the performance, production, promotion, support and creation of new concert music.

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Hailed as “more than just another new music festival” (Wall Street Journal) and “a joyous celebration of the art and craft, and yes, even the business, of making contemporary music,” (I Care If You Listen), conference New Music Gathering heads to Boston Conservatory at Berklee on May 17-19, 2018.

New Music Gathering brings contemporary musicians, artists, administrators, and musicologists together to meet, talk, and foster relationships in the new music community.

Our 2018 conference proudly features vocalist, performance artist, and NewSounds Music host Helga Davis as keynote speaker; her keynote address will focus on the conference’s theme of “Accessibility.” Headlining performers include the boundary-breaking string quartet JACK Quartet on May 17, composer/performer and media artist Pamela Z on May 18, and the Boston-based Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble on May 19.


The Jack Quartet


“We are thrilled to be hosting the New Music Gathering in May of 2018,” says Jonathan Bailey Holland, Chair of Contemporary Music and Core Studies at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. “The new music community in Boston is, and has been for many years, a thriving and significant component of the rich Boston musical landscape. Students at Boston Conservatory at Berklee premiere hundreds of new works every year, making us an ideal institution to host the gathering. This year’s theme of accessibility, with it’s numerous interpretations, is both timely and needed, and promises a stimulating and broad conversation.”

With concerts, lecture recitals, roundtable discussions, talks, and everything from composer-performer “speed dating,” to one-on-one consultations with industry professionals. #NMG2018 aims to be both a conference in the traditional sense but also quite literally a collective place for things to grow, improve, solidify and above all get personal.

Hailed as “more than just another new music festival” (Wall Street Journal) and “a joyous celebration of the art and craft, and yes, even the business, of making contemporary music” (I Care If You Listen), New Music Gathering heads to Boston Conservatory at Berklee on May 17-19, 2018. New Music Gathering brings contemporary musicians, artists, administrators, and musicologists together to meet, talk, and foster relationships in the new music community.

On the second day of the festival, ICE presents on recent developments in ICEcommons, the ensemble’s crowdsourced index of newly composed music. Bassoonist and ICE Co-Artistic Director Rebekah Heller and pianist Jacob Greenberg present two ICEcommons discoveries: Jessie Cox’s solo bassoon work Form Content Negotiation and Aida Shirazi’s solo piano piece Albumblatt. Both composers will attend the event and will guide a discussion of their creative process and their experience submitting to ICEcommons.

OpenICE at Constellation Chicago, Featuring ICEcommons

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Sunday, May 20, 8:30pm
Constellation Chicago
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60617
PASS THE HAT

Our free OpenICE performances continue in Chicago! ICE presents two great Chicago-based composers and two brilliant contributors to ICEcommons.

Sam Pluta and Jeff Snyder’s experimental electronic duo ExclusiveOr first contributed to ICElab in 2014 with their evolving ensemble work Modules, presented here in its latest version. And fresh from the New Music Gathering, Rebekah Heller and Jacob Greenberg play the local premieres of the pieces they presented in Boston by Aida Shirazi and Jessie Cox. Constellation Chicago hosts us once again for this exciting lineup.

ICE shares the program with Architeuthis Walks on Land, the amazing duo of Chicago bassoonist Katherine Young and San Diego violist Amy Cimini.

From ICE:
Peter Evans, trumpet
Nate Wooley, trumpet
Rebekah Heller, bassoon
Ross Karre, percussion
Jacob Greenberg, piano
Ryan Muncy, saxophone

OpenICE in New York: Collecting Zosha di Castri at the New York Public Library

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Thursday, May 24, 6:00pm
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Bruno Walter Auditorium
40 Lincoln Center Plaza (at 65th St.)
New York, NY, 10023
FREE TICKET RESERVATION LINK

Frequent ICE composer collaborator Zosha di Castri, who ICE first met as an ICElab participant, is the subject of this month’s “Collecting” event at NYPL. Now a professor at Columbia University and fellow faculty at ICE’s Ensemble Evolution program at Banff, Zosha speaks about her work alongside performances by ICE. Join ICE for this free event!

ICE at GMEM in Marseille and Cassis, France

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Wednesday, May 16, 12:30pm
Temple Grignan
15 Rue Grignan Marseille
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
13006 France

Wednesday, May 16, 12:30pm
Temple Grignan
15 Rue Grignan Marseille
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
13006 France

And in its first collaboration with Ensemble C Barré, the two ensembles present 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)

Join Us on our 400-Foot Journey!

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This June, composer Phyllis Chen and ICE artists will collaborate with young musicians in communities around the country to create a new piece of music, brought to life by a record breaking 400-ft music box strip. This community-centered, artist-driven work represents our deep, ongoing commitment to community building and radical experimentation.

To build this magical music box strip, we need your help! Join us today on our journey to highlight the voices of our communities, one foot at a time!

Donate Today

[I already did, by cheque. to ICE, 4th Floor, 4306 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232, and got a nice thank-you note. So, if you are averse to payments by credit card, as am I, this works just as well.
Also, 4045 North Rockwell St, ChicAGO, il 60618. So, you have choices. Just pick one

See the full article here .

The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) is an artist collective that is transforming the way music is created and experienced. As performer, curator, and educator, ICE explores how new music intersects with communities across the world. The ensemble’s 35 members are featured as soloists, chamber musicians, commissioners, and collaborators with the foremost musical artists of our time. Works by emerging composers have anchored ICE’s programming since its founding in 2001, and the group’s recordings and digital platforms highlight the many voices that weave music’s present.

A recipient of the American Music Center’s Trailblazer Award and the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, ICE was also named the 2014 Musical America Ensemble of the Year. The group currently serves as artists-in-residence at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ Mostly Mozart Festival, and previously led a five-year residency at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. ICE was featured at the Ojai Music Festival from 2015 to 2017, and at recent festivals abroad such as gmem-CNCM-marseille and Vértice at Cultura UNAM, Mexico City. Other performance stages have included the Park Avenue Armory, The Stone, ice floes at Greenland’s Diskotek Sessions, and boats on the Amazon River.

New initiatives include OpenICE, made possible with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which offers free concerts and related programming wherever ICE performs, and enables a working process with composers to unfold in public settings. DigitICE, a free online library of over 350 streaming videos, catalogues the ensemble’s performances. ICE’s First Page program is a commissioning consortium that fosters close collaborations between performers, composers, and listeners as new music is developed. EntICE, a side-by-side education program, places ICE musicians within youth orchestras as they premiere new commissioned works together; inaugural EntICE partners include Youth Orchestra Los Angeles and The People’s Music School in Chicago. Summer activities include Ensemble Evolution at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, in which young professionals perform with ICE and attend workshops on topics from interpretation to concert production. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE. Read more at iceorg.org.
Staff

Claire Chase, Founder*

William McDaniel, Executive Director
Rebekah Heller, co-Artistic Director*
Ross Karre, co-Artistic Director and Director of digitICE.org*
Jacob Greenberg, Director of Recordings and Digital Outreach*
Levy Lorenzo, Engineer and Technical Director*
Ryan Muncy, Director of Institutional Giving and co-Director, OpenICE*
Joshua Rubin, Artistic Director Emeritus*
Karla Brom, General Manager
Maciej Lewandowski, Director of Production
Bridgid Bergin, Development Associate

  • ICE musician

Artists

Alice Teyssier, flute
Bridget Kibbey, harp
Campbell MacDonald, clarinet
Claire Chase, flute
Cory Smythe, piano
Dan Peck, tuba
Daniel Lippel, guitar
David Bowlin, violin
David Byrd-Marrow, horn
Erik Carlson, violin
Gareth Flowers, trumpet
Jacob Greenberg, piano
James Austin Smith, oboe
Jennifer Curtis, violin
Josh Modney, violin and viola
Joshua Rubin, clarinet
Katinka Kleijn, cello
Kivie Cahn-Lipman, cello
Kyle Armbrust, viola
Levy Lorenzo, percussion
Maiya Papach, viola
Michael Nicolas, cello
Mike Lormand, trombone
Nathan Davis, percussion
Nicholas Houfek, lighting designer
Nicholas Masterson, oboe
Nuiko Wadden, harp
Peter Evans, trumpet
Peter Tantsits, tenor
Phyllis Chen, piano
Randall Zigler, bass
Rebekah Heller, bassoon
Ross Karre, percussion
Ryan Muncy, saxophone
Steven Schick, Artist-in-Residence
Tony Arnold, soprano
Wendy Richman, viola

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