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So Percussion. Photography by Janette Beckman, 2008.
International Contemporary Ensemble. Photography by Liz Linder.
Meet The Composer's Three-City Dash: Chicago
International Contemporary Ensemble and So Percussion
As part of Meet The Composer's Three-City Dash, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and So Percussion will premiere new works by Chicago composers commissioned especially for this concert. Marcos Balter's Aesopica, composed for ICE, is scored for narrator, ensemble, and electronics, and is based on selected fables by Aesop. Working from the original Greek text, he has created a context for creative story-telling in English. Glenn Kotche has been compiling sketches for his Drumkit Quartets during the past few years, in the course of his travels as a solo performer and with the band Wilco. He has expanded these ideas into a series of works for multiple drumkits and percussion setups. So Percussion will play a selection of these pieces, some of which incorporate sampled sounds from various locales Kotche has visited.
Meet The Composer's innovative and ambitious MTC Studio web platform, launched in November 2010, has tracked the progress of a half-dozen diverse composers from three different cities—Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco—as they create new scores to be unveiled at the Three-City Dash, a one-time festival taking place in a trio of leading NYC venues, April 7, 11, and 14. Aspiring patrons will continue to have the opportunity to support the creation of these new works through the MTC Studio site. For more information and a detailed schedule of events, visit www.mtcstudio.org.
Thursday, April 14, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.