Intercontemorary Ensemble (ICE) and Pascal Gallois Celebrate 90 Years of Pierre Boulez at National Sawdust in Brooklyn
Hot on the heels of their Brittany (Quiberon) & Paris tour, ICE teams up with legendary bassoonist, conductor, and curator Pascal Gallois to celebrate Pierre Boulez’s 90th birthday at National Sawdust. These four extraordinary concerts explore Boulez’s tremendous work through the most colorful prisms: his well-known masterpieces, his close creative dialogue with his peers, and his incalculable influence on younger composers.
Nov 17, 2015 • 7:00pm
Exploring works with instruments and electronics by Pierre Boulez and George Lewis, plus a world premiere by Olga Neuwirth. Featuring Pascal Gallois, Rebekah Heller, Joshua Rubin, and Claire Chase.
Nov 18, 2015 • 9:30pm
A dialogue between the idiosyncratic musical voices of Pierre Boulez and Elliott Carter, plus a world premiere by Olga Neuwirth. Featuring Pascal Gallois, Rebekah Heller, and guest pianist Dimitri Vassilakis.
Nov 19, 2015 • 9:30pm
Boulez’s sonic experiments, musical language, and mentorship opened the doors for many younger composers. This concert features new works by composers who are forging new paths emerging from the research of the musical spectrum that Boulez set in motion. Works by Boulez, Franck Bedrossian, Mario Diaz de Leon and world premieres by Sabrina Schroeder and Olga Neuwirth. Featuring Pascal Gallois, Rebekah Heller, Joshua Rubin, and Claire Chase.
Nov 21, 2015 • 8:00pm
This limited-capacity event features twentieth-century masterpieces by peers and close collaborators of Boulez are rarely heard together. This special performance will be recorded live for an upcoming album featuring ICE and Pascal Gallois. Featuring the incomparably beautiful voice of soprano Katalin Károlyi on Boulez’s seminal Le Marteau sans maître.
Luigi Nono: Polifonica-Monodica-Ritmica
Pierre Boulez: Éclat
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Kontra-Punkte
Pierre Boulez: Le Marteau sans maître
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ICE is dedicated to reshaping the way music is created and experienced. The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), described by the New York Times as “one of the most accomplished and adventurous groups in new music,” is dedicated to reshaping the way music is created and experienced. With a modular makeup of 34 leading instrumentalists, performing in forces ranging from solos to large ensembles, ICE functions as performer, presenter, and educator, advancing the music of our time by developing innovative new works and new modalities for audience engagement. ICE redefines concert music as it brings together new work and new communities in the 21st century.
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ABOUT PASCAL GALLOIS
“the king of bassoon” Nouvel Obs
“Few bassoonists could hope to match Pascal Gallois when it comes to his extending of an all too limited repertoire.” Gramophone
As an artist of many talents and uncontested master of the bassoon, that most uncompromising and enigmatic of wind instruments, Pascal Gallois is a soloist, orchestral musician and teacher who is making his mark as a conductor in a necessary extension of his artistic commitment. www.pascalgallois.com / www.facebook.com/pascal.gallois.9
This project is made possible with lead support from FACE Contemporary Music Fund, a program of FACE with major support from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, SACEM, Institut Français, the Florence Gould Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. OpenICE NYC is made possible through lead support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation alongside generous support from New Music USA, the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, the Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research at the Eastman School of Music, the National Endowment for the Arts, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature