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International Contemporary Ensemble: Panel Discussion & Performance

International Contemporary Ensemble: Panel Discussion & Performance

Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall, Arnhold Hall, 4th floor
General Public 

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, symbiosis, and a myriad of external access points for the audience.

We are excited to host this discussion on  "Creating (in) a more Just Society" and a performance of Earth Ears by Pauline Oliveros, together with students from the College of Performing Arts at The New School.

“the new gold standard for new music” - The New Yorker

5:00-7:00 pm
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 and faculty, MA Arts Management and Entrepreneurship program (College of Performing Arts at The New School)
Ione, Performer, Writer, Director
Rebecca Sigel, Executive Director, International Contemporary Ensemble

7:00 - 7:30 pm
Earth Ears by Pauline Oliveros

Members of the International Contemporary Ensemble
College of Performing Arts Students

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


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.

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.

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