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International Contemporary Ensemble

The Irresistible Music of Wallace Stevens

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 11.28.2014 | Books
Mohammed Fairouz

My fifteenth song cycle, Domination of Darkness, is also one of my strangest works. For this piece I chose to revisit an old poetic friend, Wallace Stevens, and set five of his early poems to music.

Provocative Choices for Orchestras

Jesse Rosen | Posted 08.27.2013 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

Orchestras have some choices ahead. They can observe these developments as interesting and positive but ultimately not relevant to their futures. Or they might want to find ways to affiliate and partner with these ensembles, leveraging their respective assets.

SONiC Festival Interview (#5): Du Yun

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 12.20.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

I spoke with composer Du Yun, a founding member of the International Contemporary Ensemble who will present her work Vicissitudes Alone for guitar and electronics.

Glenn Kotche and Marcos Balter: Meet the Composers, Chicago-Style

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 06.13.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

The Morgan Library & Museum might be the last NYC venue one would expect to host the world premiere of a series of works called Drumkit Quartets.