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International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

July 21, 2017 7:30 PM

The Fountain Arts Building at The Dublin SchoolGoogle Map 18 Lehmann Way, Dublin, NH, United States, 03444
Phone: (603) 563-8212


This event is free and open to the public.

The Walden School welcomes back the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), an artist collective committed to transforming the way music is created and experienced. They will be presenting an evening of new music, including a world premiere of music by our faculty member Eliza Brown, at 7:30 PM on July 21st in the Fountain Arts Building on the campus of the Dublin School.

At 6 PM, before the show, we welcome everyone, whether you’re neighbors in the community, parents, friends, or just people traveling through, to come join us for a community Barbecue dinner, free of cost. We also invite you at 6:45 to our Young Musicians Program open house to see what our students have been up to all summer. Simply send an RSVP email to or call 603-563-8212.

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. 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. New initiatives include OpenICE, which offers free concerts and related programming wherever ICE performs, and enables a working process with composers to unfold in public settings. DigitICE catalogues the ensemble’s performances in a free online streaming video library. 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 youth program, places ICE musicians within youth orchestras as they premiere new commissioned works together.

The evening’s program will include the following works:

Alex Mincek’s Pendulum III (2009) for alto saxophone and piano
Clara Iannotta’s Limun (2011) for violin, viola, and 2 page-turners
Eliza Brown’s Echolocator (2017) (World Premiere) for flute, saxophone, percussion, prepared piano, viola, and viola
Amy Williams’s Fünf Worte for voice and Indian harmonium (2017) (World Premiere)
Nathan Davis’s Cipher (2012) for bari sax and electronics
Arlene Sierra’s Cricket-viol (2011) for singing violist
Pauline Oliveros’s Thirteen Changes (1986)

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