From International Contemporary Ensemble: “ICE returns to Mostly Mozart for our TENTH consecutive summer!”


From International Contemporary Ensemble

ICE returns to Mostly Mozart for our TENTH consecutive summer!
ICE at Mostly Mozart 2018: Composer’s Forum

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Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College
524 W 59th St, New York, NY 10019
FREE ADMISSION

This is a free event and a preview to the evening performance at John Jay College! Composers Courtney Bryan, Ashley Fure, Michael Pisaro, and George Lewis, whose works will be performed during the Mostly Mozart Festival, join members of the International Contemporary Ensemble and moderator John Schaefer for a discussion of their works, the creative process, and the future of classical music.

This is a free event and a preview to the evening performance at John Jay College! Composers Courtney Bryan, Ashley Fure, Michael Pisaro, and George Lewis, whose works will be performed during the Mostly Mozart Festival, join members of the International Contemporary Ensemble and moderator John Schaefer for a discussion of their works, the creative process, and the future of classical music.

ICE at Mostly Mozart 2018: Grand Pianola Music

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John Adams conducting ICE at Mostly Mozart in 2009. No image credit

Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College
524 W 59th St, New York, NY 10019
TICKET LINK AND EVENT PAGE

Phyllis Chen: Phantom Fingerings (2015/2018) for Piano Lodeon and video (installation in lobby)
Courtney Bryan: Songs of Laughing, Smiling, and Crying (2012)
George Lewis: Voyager (1987/2018)
John Adams: Grand Pianola Music (1982)

International Contemporary Ensemble
Christian Reif, conductor (Mostly Mozart Festival debut)
Courtney Bryan, Cory Smythe, Jacob Greenberg, piano
Peter Evans, trumpet, Joshua Rubin, clarinet, Ryan Muncy, saxophone
Quince Ensemble, voices

John Adams’s groundbreaking work Grand Pianola Music is the centerpiece of this spirited celebration of the piano and technology from the ever-inventive International Contemporary Ensemble. Dating from 1982, Adams’s work for two pianos, voices, and chamber ensemble uses live performers to recreate tape-delayed loops to astonishing effect. In the first half of the program, Courtney Bryan’s Songs of Laughing, Smiling, and Crying creates conversation between the piano and recordings plucked from YouTube. And in a newly revised version of George Lewis’s epic chamber piece Voyager, AI technology allows the piano to take up the conversation on its own, a sentient automaton among human wind players.

ICE at Mostly Mozart 2018: The Force of Things

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Monday, August 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Monday, August 6, 2018 at 8:30 pm
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 8:30 pm
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 8:30 pm

Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, Brooklyn
29 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
EVENT PAGE AND TICKET LINK

Ashley Fure and Adam Fure: The Force of Things: An Opera for Objects (2016–17) NEW YORK PREMIERE
International Contemporary Ensemble
Ashley Fure, composer and co-director
Adam Fure, architectural design
César Alvarez, co-director
Lucy Dhegrae and Lisa E. Harris, voice
Ross Karre, percussion and producer
Levy Lorenzo, percussion and engineer
Nick Houfek, lighting
Lilleth Glimcher, associate director

How do we bear witness to a thing our bodies seem built to ignore? In Ashley Fure’s immersive music-theater piece, created with her architect brother Adam Fure and the International Contemporary Ensemble, 24 subwoofer speakers emit sound too low for humans to hear, creating a subsonic sense of ecological anxiety that ripples around the audience. Under a dense canopy of sculpted matter, tones are “made tactile, objects made audible, noise made beautiful” (New York Times). Drama is steered away from the human, time is stretched to a geologic scale, and seven live performers act as wordless harbingers of a consciousness not limited to the living.

OpenICE at Mostly Mozart 2018: A wave and waves

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Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
61 W 62nd St, New York, NY 10023
FREE ADMISSION
EVENT PAGE AND RESERVATION LINK

This is an intimate, immersive experience. Seating is very limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the previously scheduled 9:30pm performance has been cancelled.

Michael Pisaro: A wave and waves (2007)

Echoing the environmental themes and communal experience of John Luther Adams’s In the Name of the Earth, Michael Pisaro’s 75-minute piece embeds audience members in a grid of 100 performers, where they are slowly submerged in an ocean of sound. Isolated, imperceptibly soft noises—sandpaper on stone, seeds falling on glass, bowed bells—are layered into powerful waves of sound adding to the immersive nature of the experience. A work of monumental scale, presented with uncommon immediacy, a wave and waves melds microscopic moments of friction, gravity, and vibration into a single, pulsing organism.

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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
Alice Teyssier, flute*

  • ICE musician

Artists

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

John Schaefer


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