Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Please Visit the Bay Area. Please.

ICE, that is, the International Contemporary Ensemble. Look at what a press release tells me they're performing in the near future, in theaters a couple of thousand miles from me:

In New York:

ICE returns to the one-and-only Performance Space 122 this week with Near-Death Experiences & Other Live Acts, featuring world-premiere pieces from four of New York's brilliant young composer-performers. Following new pieces from Nathan Davis, Steve Lehman, and Mario Diaz de León, the sensational composer & vocalist Corey Dargel will join ICE for the world premiere of his art-pop song cycle "Thirteen Near Death Experiences," where symptom checklists and medical diagnoses masquerade as love songs with a mix of humor, tenderness, and pathos. Check out Dargel's blog about the piece's genesis at13neardeathexperiences.com.

Friday, May 22 & Saturday, May 23
8 p.m.
Performance Space 122
Tickets are going fast, so reserve now at the PS 122 website!

In Chicago:

Then on June 4 ICE launches an aural assault on Chicago, as master percussionist and conductor Steve Schick leads fifteen ICE musicians in an animalistic thrash-fest: the music of Iannis Xenakis, which Schick guarantees will "hit you right where it counts."

MCA Chicago.
June 4, 2009
Tickets are going fast: boxoffice.mcachicago.org or 312.397.4010

You'll hear it.


Tracing Xenakis: A Podcast. A closer look at the life and music of this singular musical figure, featuring interviews with DJ Spooky, Steve Schick, Madame Françoise Xenakis, and many others.

Xi/blog: A forum for all things X. Read posts by ICE members and musical luminaries; explore the life, the music and the politics; share your thoughts... dive in.



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