International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
Thu, Jun 4, 2009, 12 am–11:59 pm
Thursday, June 4, 7:30 pm
Tickets $25, MCA members $20
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Thursday, June 4, 6 pm
Tickets, $100, feature an intimate pre-performance dinner and include a ticket to Xenakis. Proceeds benefit the performance programs at the MCA.
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World-renowned percussionist and conductor Steve Schick joins the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) for a ground-breaking collaborative performance of the music of Iannis Xenakis.
An architect, composer, philosopher, mathematician, and political dissident, Xenakis was one of the consummate innovators of the 20th century. His influence is felt everywhere from the angular extremes of contemporary architecture to the aural extremes of Punk and Noise music.
The performance by ICE and Steve Schick of five major works – Psappha, Echange, Akanthos, Palimspsete, and the Chicago premiere of Xenakis’ final composition, O-Mega – is a rare opportunity to experience the raw, ritualistic energy and architectural complexity of this music.
Running time: 75 minutes, with intermission
Learn more about Xenakis through ICE’s X is for Xenakis podcast, here beginning in January 2009. Or at a dedicated Xenakis blog, curated by ICE and Xenakis aficionados from different fields.
a podcast from the International Contemporary Ensemble
Other links: Podcasting: What is it, and how do I do it?
Produced in conjunction with the Composer Portraits Series of Miller Theatre, Columbia University.