Online Concert with the International Contemporary Ensemble


We hope you will join us on Thursday, July 9, for an online concert featuring members of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) performing live.

With a commitment to cultivating a more curious and engaged society through music, ICE– as a commissioner and performer at the highest level – amplifies creators whose work propels and challenges how music is made and experienced. Works by emerging composers have grounded ICE’s programming since 2001. Through composer residencies, commissions, and workshops, ICE actively pursues new relationships with composers and sound artists. ICE frequently partners with The Walden School as a visiting artist and commissioner of student works.

This performance will feature flutist Isabel Lepanto Gleicher, violinist Josh Modney, and saxophonist Ryan Muncy.

The performance will be followed by live Q&A with all three performers, along with composer and past Walden Composer-in-Residence Marcos Balter, whose music will be featured on the concert.

This concert will take place via Zoom video call. Details will be send out to attendees before the event.

Thursday, July 9, 2020
7:30 pm Eastern time
Zoom video call

To e-ttend the concert, please register on EventBrite.

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About the Performers

Isabel Lepanto Gleicher

Flutist Isabel Lepanto Gleicher is a soloist, chamber musician and educator. Enjoying an international career, Isabel has performed throughout Europe, China, Japan, Canada and the United States. The New York Times has called her “excellent” and John Zorn writes, “Isabel’s display of virtuosity and her beautiful attitude and stunning musicality inspired me.” Isabel is a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), new music sinfonietta Ensemble Echappé and the Annapolis Chamber Music Festival. She is a founding member of SoundMind ensemble and Duo Helix. Isabel performs regularly with ensembles such as Talea Ensemble, the Argento New Music Project, Contemporaneous, Friends of MATA Ensemble and Ensemble X at Cornell University. As part of these and other groups, Isabel has had the opportunity to premiere works by Missy Mazzoli, John Zorn, Beat Furrer, Jonathan Dawe  and many others. She has also performed at festivals such as Mostly Mozart, Opera Omaha’s One Festival, MATA, Resonant Bodies, Five College New Music Festival, New Haven Arts and Ideas, Lake George Summer Music Festival and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. Isabel has appeared on the Guggenheim Works and Process Series, Music of the Americas Society Composer Portrait Series, Park Avenue Armory Martin Creed The Back Door exhibit, the Clark Institute of Art Celebration of Helen Frankenthaler and the Lex54 Concert Series. Isabel has been in residence at Walden each summer since 2018 as part of ICE. Visit to learn more.

Josh Modney

Josh Modney is a violinist and creative musician working at the nexus of composition, improvisation, and interpretation. A “new-music luminary” (The New York Times) hailed for “jaw-dropping technical skill…” (Bandcamp Daily), Modney has collaborated closely with leading composers of his generation including Kate Soper, Alex Mincek, Sam Pluta, Eric Wubbels, and Rick Burkhardt, and with major figures including Kaija Saariaho, Mathias Spahlinger, Helmut Lachenmann, George Lewis, and Pauline Oliveros. His recent Carnegie Hall solo debut, featuring music by Jörg Widmann, garnered praise for “…intensely challenging work…the horsehair flying as the always stylish Modney put his instrument through its paces” (Musical America). As an improviser, Modney has performed and recorded with acclaimed artists such as Nate Wooley, Ingrid Laubrock, Cory Smythe, and Patrick Higgins (Zs). His triple-disc debut solo release, Engage (New Focus Recordings), featuring works written for Modney alongside music by Anthony Braxton, J.S. Bach, and Modney’s own solo violin music, was lauded by The New York Times as “one of the most intriguing programs of the year”, and was recognized on Best of 2018 lists by Sequenza21 and Bandcamp. His writing on Just Intonation and collaborative musical practices has been published on Sound American and New Music Box. Modney is violinist and Executive Director of the Wet Ink Ensemble and a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).  Josh first was a visiting artist at Walden in 2014 as part of the Wet Ink Ensemble residency, and has frequently returned since as part of ICE and as a featured soloist. Visit to learn more.

Ryan Muncy

Praised for “amazing virtuosity” by The Chicago Tribune as well as his ability to “show off the instrument’s malleability and freakish extended range as well as its delicacy and refinement” by The Chicago Reader, Ryan Muncy is a saxophonist who performs, commissions, and presents new music. His work emphasizes collaborative relationships with composers and artists of his generation and aims to reimagine the way listeners experience the saxophone through contemporary music. He is a recipient of the Kranichstein Music Prize awarded at the 46th International Summer Courses for New Music Darmstadt, a Fulbright Fellowship in France, the Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists, the Harriet Hale Woolley Fellowship of the Fondation des États-Unis Paris, and has participated in the creation of more than 150 new works for the instrument. His debut solo album Hot was released by New Focus Recordings to critical acclaim, praised as “absorbing” (Alex Ross) and “one of the year’s best albums” (Time Out New York). Muncy’s second solo album, ism, was released in 2016 by TUNDRA/New Focus Recordings, with his performances heralded by The Chicago Tribune for their “technical prowess.” Ryan first was a visiting artist at Walden with Ensemble Dal Niente in 2013, and has returned many summers since as a member of The Walden School Players and ICE. Visit learn to learn more.

Thursday, July 9, 2020
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm (1h 30′)