UPCOMING

HYPERCUBE POP-UP CONCERT featuring ICEBERG

 

November 23, 2019 - 8:30 pm

Rockwood Music Hall (Map)

Stage 3

New York, NY

Hailed by The Washington Post as "Jarring and compelling," Hypercube is an ultra-virtuosic quartet comprised of Erin Rogers (saxophone), Jay Sorce (guitar), Andrea Lodge (piano & accordion), and Chris Graham (percussion). Champions of music from the 20th Century and today, Hypercube have toured extensively throughout North America, and commissioned works by Chris Cerrone, Eric Wubbels, and many others. Their first album will be released in 2019 by New Focus Recordings.

 

On February 15, Hypercube will play pieces by ICEBERG member composers on this hour-long pop up concert. Rockwood's Stage 3 is an intimate, inviting space with a full bar - come enjoy a drink with the composers and performers after the show.

HYPERCUBE plays ICEBERG

 

February 15, 2020 - 8:00 pm

Tenri Cultural Center

New York, NY

Hailed by The Washington Post as "Jarring and compelling," Hypercube is an ultra-virtuosic quartet comprised of Erin Rogers (saxophone), Jay Sorce (guitar), Andrea Lodge (piano & accordion), and Chris Graham (percussion). Champions of music from the 20th Century and today, Hypercube have toured extensively throughout North America, and commissioned works by Chris Cerrone, Eric Wubbels, and many others. Their first album will be released in 2019 by New Focus Recordings.

 

On February 15, Hypercube will premiere new pieces by ICEBERG member composers Drake Andersen, Stephanie Ann Boyd, Victor Baez, Derek Cooper and Max Grafe. Like all ICEBERG events, this concert will be preceded by an open bar happy hour and followed by conversation with the performers and composers.

UNHEARD-OF plays ICEBERG

 

April 10, 2020 - 8:00 pm

Tenri Cultural Center

New York, NY

The National Sawdust Log calls Unheard-of Ensemble "scintillating and evocative." This NYC-based quartet, featuring Ford Fourqurean (clarinet), Matheus Souza (violin), Issei Herr (cello), and Daniel Anastasio (piano), is fresh off 2018-19 season that saw them premiere over 50 new works across the country. Jeremy Shatan, writing for An Earful, hailed the group's recent first album as "a fantastic debut by a group that has been doing more than their part to inject vitality into the new music scene."

 

On April 10, Unheard-of will premiere new pieces by ICEBERG member composers Alex Burtzos, Yu-Chun Chien, Will Healy, Jonathan Russ, and Harry Stafylakis . Like all ICEBERG events, this concert will be preceded by an open bar happy hour and followed by conversation with the performers and composers.  

CONTINUUM FESTIVAL 2020

BLUESHIFT plays ICEBERG

VII & VIII

 

August 13-15, 2020

Crosstown Arts
Memphis, Tennessee

ICEBERG returns to Memphis in August 2020 for their fourth annual residency at Crosstown Arts' Continuum Festival. ICEBERG will partner with the Memphis-based Blueshift Ensemble for a series of concerts in non-traditional spaces, featuring space-specific presentations and a series of special guests. ICEBERG member composers will also deliver a series of lectures and pre-concert talks, helping guide listeners through Continuum's many events. 

RECENT

THE ETUDES PROJECT, VOL. 1

Album Release Concert

 

October 25, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Scorca Hall, Opera America (Map)

New York, NY

On Friday, October 25, 2019, Sono Luminus releases The Etudes Project, Volume One: ICEBERG, an album of twenty concert etudes – including ten new works by the member composers of ICEBERG New Music – performed by the celebrated pianist Jenny Lin. On the same day, the complete score of the new works from The Etudes Project, Volume One: ICEBERG will be published by NewMusicShelf, and Ms. Lin will perform a concert of all ten new works (as well as selected other works from the album) at the National Opera Center in New York City.

This concert presents an unprecedented opportunity to interact with Jenny Lin and all ten ICEBERG composers, as well as representatives from Sono Luminus Records and NewMusicShelf. The $20 admission charge includes a wine reception, a copy of the album, and a copy of the published sheet music.

The Etudes Project represents an entirely new approach to piano programming. As Steve Smith writes in the album's liner notes, "Identifying affinities among old and new music, and among familiar and unknown pieces, is a knack Lin has demonstrated again and again throughout her career—and it’s part of what makes her not only a persuasive interpreter, but also an invaluable guide and companion. Stated simply: you are in extraordinarily sure hands here."

COWAN & CICCHILLITTI play ICEBERG

 

August 23, 2019 - 9:00 pm

Dominion-Chalmers United Church (Map)

Ottawa, ON, Canada

Guitarists Adam Cicchillitti and Steve Cowan form a dynamic ensemble that focuses on expanding the guitar repertoire through collaborations with living composers. They present daring programs featuring new music from prominent Canadian composers as well as their own arrangements of impressionist works from 20th-century France and Spain. Their next album, featuring exclusively Canadian works by multiple generations of celebrated Canadian composers, will be released with Analekta in the fall of 2019.

On August 23, 2019, Cowan/Cicchillitti will present new works by all 10 ICEBERG composers in a concert exploring the possibilities of electroacoustic guitar music. The concert is presented by The 21st Century Guitar. Free admission.

BLUESHIFT plays ICEBERG V & VI

 

August 15/17, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Crosstown Concourse (Map)

Memphis, TN

Blueshift is a Memphis­-based contemporary chamber music ensemble dedicated to bringing artists and audiences together through artistic collaboration. By programming both new and existing classical repertoire alongside multi­-genre collaborations, Blueshift aims to connect a wider audience to today's classical music. The ensemble draws upon Memphis’s uniquely diverse musical heritage by combining classical music with popular music genres such as rock, blues, soul, and hip hop and featuring local musicians, visual artists, and composers.

Blueshift will perform music by all ten ICEBERG member composers over the course of two concerts at Crosstown Brewing Company (August 15) and Crosstown Concourse (August 17). These shows are part of Blueshift's annual Continuum Festival, which will also feature a series of lectures, demonstrations, and other activities led by ICEBERG composers.

CONTEMPORANEOUS plays ICEBERG

 

April 26, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Cary Hall at The  DiMenna Center (Map)

New York, NY

Hailed by the New York Times for their "ferocious, focused performances," Contemporaneous is is one of the most passionate and active new music ensembles in the country.  Contemporaneous has premiered over 70 works, many of them large-scale pieces by emerging composers.  Their first album, Stream of Stars - Music of Dylan Mattingly has been featured on radio programs around the world.  

On April 26, 2019, musicians from Contemporaneous, led by conductor David Bloom, premiered works by ICEBERG composers Drake Andersen, Alex Burtzos, Yu-Chun Chien, Will Healy, and Harry Stafylakis. This concert featured an open bar happy hour beginning at 7:30, and a discussion with the composers and performers after the show.

EKMELES performs ICEBERG

 

March 9, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Cary Hall at The DiMenna Center (Map)

New York, NY

Ekmeles is a vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance of new and rarely-heard works, and gems of the historical avant garde. New York is home to a vibrant instrumental New Music scene, with a relative paucity of vocal music. Ekmeles was founded to fill the gap by presenting new a cappella repertoire for solo voices, and by collaborating with these instrumental ensembles. The New Yorker calls them a "brilliant young ensemble... defining a fresh and virtuosic American sound."

On March 9, 2019, Ekmeles premiered new works by ICEBERG composers Stephanie Ann Boyd, Victor Baez, Derek Cooper, Max Grafe, and Jonathan Russ. This concert featured an open bar happy hour beginning at 7:30, and discussion with the composers and performers after the show.

JENNY LIN plays ICEBERG

 

January 17, 2019 - 8:00 PM

(le) Poisson Rouge (Map)

New York, NY

Jenny Lin is one of the most respected young pianists today, admired for her adventurous programming and charismatic stage presence. She has been acclaimed for her “remarkable technical command” and “a gift for melodic flow” by The New York Times. The Washington Post praises “Lin’s confident fingers… spectacular technique… “, “…surely one of the most interesting pianists in America right now…” and Gramophone Magazine has hailed her as “an exceptionally sensitive pianist."

 

ICEBERG partnered with Jenny on her new "Etudes Project," a continuing exploration of piano virtuosity in the 21st century. This program featured etudes composed by all 10 ICEBERG member composers, alongside repertoire staples by Glass, Chopin, Ligeti, and others. The concert was broadcast live nationwide on WFMT's Relevant Tones.

Blueshift plays ICEBERG III & IV

 

June 14 and August 16, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Crosstown Concourse (Map)

Memphis, TN

Blueshift is a Memphis­-based contemporary chamber music ensemble dedicated to bringing artists and audiences together through artistic collaboration. By programming both new and existing classical repertoire alongside multi­-genre collaborations, Blueshift aims to connect a wider audience to today's classical music. The ensemble draws upon Memphis’s uniquely diverse musical heritage by combining classical music with popular music genres such as rock, blues, soul, and hip hop and featuring local musicians, dancers, visual artists, and composers.

On June 14 and August 16, Blueshift will perform works by ICEBERG composers as part of ICEBERG's annual residency at Crosstown Arts in Memphis.  The June concert will feature works by Stephanie Ann Boyd, Alex Burtzos, Derek Cooper, Harry Stafylakis, and Jon Russ.  The August concert will feature works by Drake Andersen, Victor Baez, Yu-Chun Chien, Max Grafe, and Will Healy.

YARN|WIRE plays ICEBERG

 

April 20, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Tenri Cultural Institute (Map)

New York, NY

Yarn/Wire is a quartet of two percussionists and two pianists. This instrumental combination allows the ensemble flexibility to slip effortlessly between classics of the repertoire and modern works that continue to forge new boundaries.  Founded in 2005 at Stony Brook University, Yarn/Wire is admired for the energy and precision they bring to performances of today's most adventurous music. The results of their collaborative initiatives with genre-bending artists such as Two-Headed Calf, Pete Swanson, and Tristan Perich point towards the emergence of a new and lasting repertoire that is "spare and strange and very, very new." (Time Out NY).

On April 20, 2018, Yarn|Wire premiered works by ICEBERG composers Victor Baez, Alex Burtzos, Derek Cooper, Max Grafe, and Emily Praetorius.  Also on the program was a work by a winner of ICEBERG's second call for scores.  Like every ICEBERG event, this concert featured an open bar happy hour beginning at 7:30, and discussion with the composers and performers after the show.

MIVOS QUARTET plays ICEBERG

 

March 23, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Tenri Cultural Institute (Map)

New York, NY

Mivos Quartet, “one of America’s most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles” (Chicago Reader), is devoted to performing the works of contemporary composers and presenting new music to diverse audiences. They've appeared on concert series worldwide, including Wien Modern (Austria), Transart (Italy), Music at the Phillips (Washington, DC), Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), HellHOT! New Music Festival (Hong Kong), Festival International Chihuahua (México), Edgefest (Ann Arbor, MI), Asphalt Festival (Germany), and Aldeburgh Music (UK). 

On March 23, 2018, Mivos premiered works by ICEBERG composers Drake Andersen, Yu-Chun Chien, Will Healy, Jonathan Russ, and Harry Stafylakis.  Also on the program was a work by a winner of ICEBERG's second call for scores.  Like every ICEBERG event, this concert featured an open bar happy hour beginning at 7:30, and discussion with the composers and performers after the show.

BLUESHIFT plays ICEBERG I & II

 

June 15 & 20, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Crosstown Arts Atrium (map)

Memphis, TN

Blueshift is a Memphis­-based contemporary chamber music ensemble dedicated to bringing artists and audiences together through artistic collaboration. By programming both new and existing classical repertoire alongside multi­-genre collaborations, Blueshift aims to connect a wider audience to today's classical music. The ensemble draws upon Memphis’s uniquely diverse musical heritage by combining classical music with popular music genres such as rock, blues, soul, and hip hop and featuring local musicians, dancers, visual artists, and composers.

On June 15 and 20, Blueshift performed works by ICEBERG composers as part of ICEBERG's residency at Crosstown Arts in Memphis.  Concert I featured works by Victor Baez, Max Grafe, Derek Cooper, Will Healy, and Alyssa Weinberg.  Concert II featured works by Alex Burtzos, Yu-Chun Chien, Harry Stafylakis, Drake Andersen, and a world premiere by Jonathan Russ. 

LOADBANG plays ICEBERG

 

May 10, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Benzaquen Hall at the DiMenna Center

New York, NY

"A formidable new-music force" is how Time Out New York describes loadbang.  The unique, lung-powered instrumentation of this virtuosic quartet has provoked diverse responses from composers, resulting in a repertoire comprising an inclusive snapshot of composition today.  loadbang has premiered over 200 works, including pieces by Pulitzer Prize winners David Lang and Charles Wuorinen, as well as Rome Prize winners Andy Akiho and Paula Mattheson.  

On May 10, 2017 loadbang premiered works by ICEBERG composers Drake Andersen, Alex Burtzos, Yu-Chun Chien, Will Healy, and Jonathan Russ.  Also on the program was a work by Heather Stebbins, a winner of ICEBERG's first call for scores.  Like every ICEBERG event, this concert featured an open bar happy hour beginning at 7:30, and a discussion with the composers and performers after the show.

CONTEMPORANEOUS plays ICEBERG

 

April 6, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Benzaquen Hall at the DiMenna Center

New York, NY

Hailed by the New York Times for their "ferocious, focused performances," Contemporaneous is is one of the most passionate and active new music ensembles in the country.  Contemporaneous has premiered over 70 works, many of them large-scale pieces by emerging composers.  Their first album, Stream of Stars - Music of Dylan Mattingly has been featured on radio programs around the world.  

On April 6, 2017, musicians from Contemporaneous, led by conductor David Bloom, premiered works by ICEBERG composers Victor Baez, Derek Cooper, Max Grafe, Alyssa Weinberg, and Harry Stafylakis.  Also on the program was a work by Nicole Murphy, a winner of our 1st call for scores.  Like every ICEBERG event, this concert featured an open bar happy hour beginning at 7:30, and a discussion with the composers and performers after the show.