2015-16

Please check back for additional events or contact Ryan for more information. 
Previous seasons: 2013-142014-15

 

13 aug 2015  |  10PM  |  Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival  |  New York, NY

At Mostly Mozart's "A Little Night Music," ICE and pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard perform a portrait concert of Dai Fujikura, including his SAKANA for solo tenor saxophone.  

 

17-26 Aug 2015  |  ICE in Brazil  |  Curitiba and Salvador, Brazil

     Aug 18 — University masterclass for student performers in Curitiba
     Aug 19 — Concert at Bienal Curitiba Música Agora
     Aug 21 — Workshop for young composers in Salvador
     Aug 22 — Workshop for young composers and concert at Oliveiras (Salvador), including Tenney's Saxony
     
Aug 23 — Concert: Música de Agora Bahia at the Teatro Castro Alves, with new works by Bahian composers

 

13-16 Sept 2015  |  ICE residency at the UNIVERSITY of Central Missouri  |  Warrensburg, MO

With masterclasses, lectures, and a concert of works by James Tenney, Felipe Lara, Levy Lorenzo, and Pauline Oliveros.

 

24 Sept 2015  |  8:30pm  |  Festival of New Trumpet Music at Rockwood Music Hall  |  New York, NY

Performance of Marcos Balter's The Landscape of Fear for piccolo trumpet and sopranino saxophone. 

 

25 Sept 2015  |  "Dialogues" Series at the Dwyer Cultural Center  |  New York, NY

The inaugural concert of this new contemporary music series in Washington Heights will including Marcos Balter's Wicker Park. More details to follow.

 

2 OCT 2015  |  12:30pm  |  Laurie Anderson's HABEAS CORPUS at the Park Avenue Armory|  NEW YORK, NY

Ryan Muncy and bassoonist Rebekah Heller perform in Laurie Anderson's installation and performance piece "HABEAS CORPUS" in the drill hall of the Park Avenue Armory. This new work by Anderson integrates film, sculpture, music, to examine the story of one of the youngest detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The environment in the drill hall includes an original, immersive soundscape that blends guitar and amps in feedback, originally designed by Lou Reed, with sounds derived from audio surveillance and nature, alongside those of live performers. More information here

 

19-25 OCT 2015  |  ICE residency at Dartmouth College  |  Hanover, NH

A special residency celebrating the work of luminary American composer Christian Wolff, including his Pete commissioned for ICE, as well as performances by George Lewis and other American visionaries inspired by Wolff's music. 

 

30 OCT 2015  |  Recording sessions at Oktaven Audio  |  Yonkers, NY

Recording sessions for a future special release of Marcos Balter's Intercepting A Shivery Light for four saxophones, performed by one player. 

 

11-14 Nov 2015  |  ICE Residency at Kent State University  |  Kent, OH

With masterclasses, lectures, and a large ensemble concert including Anthony Cheung's Centrapedalocity

 

19 Nov 2015  |  8PM  |  Talea Ensemble: Bludenzer Tag für Neue Musik  |  Bludenz, Austria

World premiere of Steven Takasugi's Sideshow (2008-15), an evening-length work for ensemble. 

 

21 Nov 2015  |  8pm  |  Dialogues: ICE & Pascal Gallois at National Sawdust  |  Brooklyn, NY

ICE, conducted by Pascal Gallois, present a concert including works by Stockhausen, Boulez, and Luigi Nono's Polyphonica Monodia Ritmica at the inaugural season of National Sawdust, a new performance venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 

 

22-23 NOV 2015  |  ICE: recording sessions with Pacal Gallois  |  Brooklyn, NY

Recording sessions of the "Dialogues" program from November 21, including Nono's Polyphonica Monodia Ritmica, for upcoming commercial release. 

  

1 Dec 2015  |  Talea plays Takasugi at Harvard University  |  Cambridge, Ma

U.S. Premiere of Steven Takasugi's Sideshow. More info here

 

5 Dec 2015  |  Talea plays Takasugi at the Dimmena Center  |  New York, NY

New York Premiere of Steven Takasugi's Sideshow. More info here

 

7 DEC 2015  |  TALEA PLAYS TAKASUGI AT Monday Evening COncerts  |  Los Angeles, CA

Performance of Steven Takasugi's Sideshow. More info here

 

11 DEC 2015  |  ICElab: "phonoBellow" at Columbia University  |  new York, NY

The U.S. premiere of Phonobellow, a new large-scale work by Zosha Di Castri and David Adamcyk commissioned through the ICElab program. With images, electronics, sculpture, lighting, and live music performed by ICE, Phonobellow captures the extent to which two very different technologies—the high-speed camera and the phonograph—impacted society in 1877 and and how they continue to reverberate to this day. 

 

13 DEC 2015  |  3pm  |  Wet ink Ensemble: Smith College Residency  | Northampton, MA

Featuring  Alex Mincek's Color Form Line . More info here.

 

15 DEC 2015  |  8pm  |  WET INK ENSEMBLE: Winter Chamber Concert  | New York, NY

Wet Ink Ensemble's annual Winter Chamber Concert at St. Peter's Church in Chelsea, featuring Alex Mincek's Color-Form-Line as well as Fernando Garnero's Ballad. More info here

 

17 DEC 2015  |  7pm  |  Spectrum NYC presents Sam Jones, Trumpet  |  New York, NY

Featuring a performance of Marcos Balter's The Landscape of Fear for piccolo trumpet and sopranino saxophone. 

 

19 DEC 2015  |  4pm  |  OpenICE Chicago: Ryan Muncy + Mocrep at the Hideout  |  Chicago, IL

Muncy and the adventurous Chicago-based contemporary ensemble Mocrep team up to present a free concert as part of the OpenICE series. Works by Natacha Diels, Andrew Greenwald, Alex Mincek, Dai Fujikura, Marina Rosenfeld. More info here

 

7-9 Jan 2016  |  2016 New Music Gathering  | Baltimore, MD

With panel discussions on commissioning new music and building community through contemporary music, as well as a 30-minute concert by the International Contemporary Ensemble featuring works by Erin Gee, Marcos Balter, Monte Weber, and Natacha Diels. 

 

11 JAN 2016  |  8PM  |  Monday Evening COncerts: Songs for crossing the Threshold  |  Los Angeles, CA

Featuring Gerard Grisey's Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil with soprano Alice Teyssier. More information here

 

14 JAN 2016  |  Recording Session: Codex Seraphinianus  |  Yonkers, NY

Studio recording of the mix-quartet composed for Claire Chase (flute), Rebekah Heller (bassoon), Nadia Sirota (viola), and Muncy at Oktaven Audio. 

 

27-28 JAN 2016  |  ICE and Dan Tepfer at Bard College  |  Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

ICE and renown pianist Dan Tepfer incubate a new collaboration at Bard College culminating with an in-progress performance-presentation of the new work, "Acoustic Informatics." 

 

29 jan 2016  |  8PM  |  OpenICE NYC: The Threshing Floor  |  New york, NY

Ryan Muncy, Claire Chase, Levy Lorenzo, and Ross Karre present a free OpenICE concert at the Abrons Arts Center featuring Mauricio Pauly's The Threshing Floor. More information and RSVPs here
     Program: 
     Mauricio Pauly: the threshing floor (2015) for amplified percussion, amplified tenor sax and electronics
     Marcos Balter: Strohbass (2012) for baritone sax and bass flute
     Marcos Balter: Alone (2014) for solo flute
     Nathan Davis: Limn (2015) for contrabass flute and electronics
     Nathan Davis: Cipher (2012) for baritone sax and electronics NYC PREMIERE

 

4 Feb 2016  |  8PM  |  Miller Theater Composer Portrait Series: Ashley Fure  |  New York, NY

ICE performs a portrait concert of Ashley Fure's music, featuring Something to Kill and the world premiere of Etudes from the Anthropocene. More information here

 

6 Feb 2016  |  OpenICE Chicago: The Threshing Floor  |  Chicago, IL 

Ryan Muncy, Claire Chase, Levy Lorenzo, and Ross Karre present a free OpenICE concert featuring Mauricio Pauly's The Threshing Floor and Erin Gee's Mouthpiece XXIV. More information and RSVPs here
     Program: 
     Mauricio Pauly: the threshing floor (2015) for amplified percussion, amplified tenor sax and electronics
     Erin Gee: Mouthpiece XXIV (2015) for percussion, tenor sax and amplification CHICAGO PREMIERE
     Ashley Fure: Percussion solo from The Force of Things (2016) WORLD PREMIERE
     Marcos Balter: Strohbass (2012) for baritone sax and bass flute
     Marcos Balter: Pessoa (2013) for bass flute and electronics
     Marcos Balter: Alone (2014) for solo flute

 

8 FEB 2016  |  DAN TEPFER and ICE: Acoustic Informatics AT LPR |  New York, NY

ICE's woodwind section and renown pianist Dan Tepfer premiere an evening of new music at (le) Poisson Rouge in New York. More information here. 

 

18 FEB 2016  |  Dan Tepfer and ICE at the Strathmore  |  Washington, DC

ICE's woodwind players appear with Dan Tepfer for a program of new music at the Strathmore Theater. More information here

 

20-22 FEB 2016  |  ICE RESIDENCY AT THE YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF LOS ANGELES (YOLA)  |  LOS ANGELES, CA

As part of ICE's ongoing educational work at the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA), ICE musicians will rehearse and perform alongside students in a new commission by Cuban-American Tania Leon. 

 

26 FEB 2016  |  Talea Ensemble: Portrait of Georg Friedrich Haas  |  New York, NY

Featuring a performance of La profondeur as part of Talea Ensemble's portrait of Georg Friedrich Haas.  

 

28 FEB 2016  |  7pm  |  Spectrum's 5th Birthday|  NEW YORK, NY

Celebrating the fifth anniversary of our beloved local haven for experimental music, Muncy joins Alice Teyssier and Rebekah Heller in a program that features the world premiere of Natacha Diels' Words to Sleep By for saxophone, bassoon, and voice.

 

7-8 MARCH 2016  |  ICE rehearsal RESIDENCY AT THE PEOPLE'S MUSIC SCHOOL  |  CHICAGO, IL

As part of ICE's ongoing educational work at The People's Music School of Chicago, ICE musicians will rehearse and perform alongside students from the advanced orchestra of TPMS in a new commission by Marcos Balter. 

 

9 Mar 2016  |  8pm  |  ICE at the Stone  |  New York, NY

Ryan Muncy, Claire Chase, and Josh Rubin present a one-hour set at The Stone as part of ICE's week-long residency, with works by Christian Wolff, Lee Hyla, and Pauline Oliveros. 

 

9 MAR 2016  |  10pm  |  ICE AT THE STONE  |  NEW YORK, NY

Ryan Muncy and bassoonist Rebekah Heller present a one-hour set of new music at The Stone as part of ICE's week-long residency, including a world premiere for bassoon and baritone saxophone by Vincent Hansen. 

 

11 MAR 2016  |  10PM  |  ICE AT THE STONE |  NEW YORK, NY

Muncy joins pianists Phyllis Chen and Jacob Greenberg to celebrate the Starkland Records release by ICE composers Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen, featuring Davis' Cipheri for baritone saxophone and live electronics. 

 

13 MAR 2016  |  8pm  |  ICE AT THE STONE:   |  NEW YORK, NY

Muncy joins pianist Jacob Greenberg and bassoonist Rebekah Heller for a performance of works composed in a language of mind-numbing complexity, including Alex Mincek's Pendulum III for alto saxophone and piano.

 

21-30 MAR 2016  |  Andriessen's De Materie at the Park Avenue Armory  |  NEW YORK, NY

From The Park Avenue Armory website: Visionary director Heiner Goebbels stages this monumental work in a highly-imaginative production that infuses the work’s journey through a sequence of non-narrative tableaus with stunning visual imagery to help convey its meaning, with references to Mondrian and Madame Curie as well as floating zeppelins and a flock of sheep. The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) under the direction of Peter Rundel takes on the sonically varied score, which serves as its own journey through eras and styles of music history from early Renaissance, to the jazz-tinged roaring 20s, to contemporary music of today. The vastness of the Wade Thompson Drill Hall is the perfect setting to fully realize this rarely-performed work, which premiered more than 25 years ago and only now makes its highly-anticipated North American stage premiere. More information and tickets here
Performances:  
March 22, 24, 29, 30 at 7:30pm
March 25, 26 at 8pm
March 28 at 12pm

 

25-26 Mar 2016  |  Stockhausen's "Klang" — The Met BrEuer  |  NEW YORK, NY

This twenty-one-part, unfinished composition was originally envisioned by Stockhausen as consisting of twenty-four individual compositions—one for each hour of the day), but the work was left unfinished at the time of his death. This performance marks the U.S. premiere of Klang in its entirety, and will be performed at the Metropolitan Museum's Fifth Avenue building, The Met Breuer, and The Cloisters museum and gardens in Fort Tryon Park. 

March 25: Stockhausen's "Edentia" for soprano saxophone and electronics. More information here.

March 26: the U.S. Premiere of Stockhausen's "Erwachen" for saxophone, cello, and trumpet, with Sam Jones (trumpet) and JayCampbell (cello). More information here.  

 

16 APR 2016   |  8pm  |   MATA FEstival  |  NEW YORK, NY

Muncy performs works by Edgar Guzman, Helen Papaioannou (with Ensemble NeoN), and Lula Romero at the 2016 Mata Festival. More information here

 

21 Apr 2016  |  8pm  |  Miller theater composer portrait series: Francesca Verunelli  |  NEW YORK, NY

ICE performs a portrait concert of Paris-based Italian composer Francesca Verunelli, featuring the world premiere of a new work. More information here

 

25-27 Apr 2016  |  ICE RESIDENCY AT THE YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF LOS ANGELES (YOLA)  |  LOS ANGELES, CA

As part of ICE's ongoing educational work at the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA), ICE musicians will rehearse and perform alongside students in a new commission by Cuban-American Tania Leon. 

 

28 Apr 2016  |  OpenICE Los Angeles at Disney Hall  |  LOS ANGELES, CA

OpenICE makes its inaugural concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. More information coming soon.

 

30 APR 2016  |  Look And Listen Festival  |  New York, NY

Featuring a performance of Driving Force by Zibuokle Martinaityte for saxophone, trombone, and accordion. More information here

 

10 May 2016   |  8PM  |   Darmstadt Institute New York: 70 Year Anniversary Celebration  |  NEW YORK, NY

Roulette celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Darmstadt Summer Music Courses with a series of concerts featuring New York contemporary music ensembles ICE, Talea Ensemble, and Mivos Quartet. The concert on May 10 will feature Ashley Fure's Etudes from the Anthropocene and Luigi Nono's Polifonica-Monodia-Ritmica. More information here

 

17-18 MAy 2016  |  ICE REHEARSAL RESIDENCY AT THE PEOPLE'S MUSIC SCHOOL  |  CHICAGO, IL

As part of ICE's ongoing educational work at The People's Music School of Chicago, ICE musicians will rehearse and perform alongside students from the advanced orchestra of TPMS in a new commission by Marcos Balter. 

 

21 MAY 2016  |  OpenICE Chicago: Untempered  |  Chicago, IL

Harpist Nuiko Wadden, percussionist Nathan David, guitarist Dan Lippel, and Muncy present a concert of microtonal music, featuring works by Peter Adiaansz and Anthony Cheung. 

 

26 MAY 2016  |  Roulette: portrait of Shawn Jaeger|  Brooklyn, NY

Portrait concert of NYC-based composer Shawn Jaeger, featuring the world premiere of his major new work for solo baritone saxophone, The Carolina Lady. More information coming soon. 

 

1-5 June 2016  |  Aspekte Festival  |  Salzburg, Austria

ICE teams up with Ensemble L'Itineraire to present programs honoring the work and impact of composer Tristan Murail, including world premieres of new works by Lu Wang and Anthony Cheung. More information here

 

9-12 JUNE 2016  |  Ojai Music FEstival  |  Ojai, Ca

The 70th Ojai Music Festival features music director Peter Sellars with the International Contemporary Ensemble and Roomful of Teeth. Details forthcoming. 

 

12-18 JUNE 2016  |  OJAI at Berkeley  |  Berkeley, CA

The Ojai Music Festival in collaboration with Cal Performances present the International Contemporary Ensemble and Roomful of Teeth in new works by Tyshawn Sorey and Kaija Saariaho. More information here

 

24-25 JUNE 2016  |  Seven Responses: ICE with The Crossing  |  PhiladeLphia, PA

A two-night event featuring seven 15-minute works composed in response to Dietrich Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri. ICE and vocal ensemble The Crossing team up for world premieres of new works by Pelle Gudmendsen-Holmgreen, David T. Little, Santa Ratniece, Caroline Shaw, Lewis Spratlan, Hans Thomalla, and Anna Thorvaldsdottir. More information here

 

12-17 JULY 2016  |  ICE at The Walden School  |  Dublin, NH

ICE returns to the Walden School's summer program in Dublin, NH, to present world premieres of new works by the composition faculty and work with student composers and performers over the course of a week. 

 

20-22 July 2016  |  ICE REHEARSAL RESIDENCY AT THE PEOPLE'S MUSIC SCHOOL  |  CHICAGO, IL

As part of ICE's ongoing educational work at The People's Music School of Chicago, ICE musicians will rehearse and perform alongside students from the advanced orchestra of TPMS in a new commission by Marcos Balter. This rehearsal residency will culminate in a special preview performance of Balter's work for students families, and will be formally premiered at the Ear Taxi Festival for new music in fall 2016 at the Harris Theater. 

 

24 July 2016  |  OpenICE NYC at the Abrons Arts Center|  New York, NY

Featuring a preview performance of Ashley Fure's The Force of Things, an opera for objects that will be premiered at the Darmstadt Summer Courses in August 2016.