ENSEMBLE
EVOLUTION

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE

Created by International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) founder Claire Chase and longtime ICE artist-in-residence Steven Schick, Ensemble Evolution brings a tireless commitment to fostering a holistic understanding of the artist as a global citizen in a boundary-pushing collaboration with The New School’s College of Performing Arts in New York City. Through workshops, conversations, and world premiere performances alongside the faculty, Ensemble Evolution participants engage in music making, community building, and creative producing. The ten-day program hosts performances at the highest caliber with musicians dedicated to transforming the way music is created and experienced.

Over the course of the program, participants will take responsibility for programming, rehearsing, and producing concerts. Ensemble Evolution invites creative artists into a collaborative ecosystem that fosters social consciousness and new modes of community-building through music.

Participants, faculty, guest artists, and theorists will work together on a series of inquiries in a daily schedule of lessons, rehearsals, workshops, presentations, and discussions.

  • How do we discover and nourish new musical ideas? 
  • How can technology make collaboration more open and inclusive?
  • How do we support one another in the creation and advancement of collaborative ensembles?

 

Ensemble Evolution will investigate the complex ecosystem of performing arts. The process will culminate in a large-scale, collectively-curated performance featuring the International Contemporary Ensemble, New School Faculty, and special guests.

Large Ensemble

Chamber Music

Improvisation 

Intermedia/Multimedia

faculty

2020

guest presenters

2020

Participants

2020

PUBLIC events SERIES

2020

Join us for a series of online events featuring webinars, workshops, and performances by participants and faculty.

ALL FACULTY

David Byrd-Marrow
Phyllis Chen
Miranda Cuckson
Nathan Davis
Lisa E. Harris
Rebekah Heller
Ross Karre
Katinka Kleijn
Daniel Lippel
Levy Lorenzo
Rania El Mugammar
Ryan Muncy
Matana Roberts
Joshua Rubin
Cory Smythe
Alice Teyssier

ALL GUEST PRESENTERS

Ceylon Mitchell
Durell Cooper
David Williams
Chris Hope
George Lewis
Courtney Bryan
Donna Walker-Kuhne
Elisa H. Hamilton
Sharnita Johnson
Dr. Tobie Stein

ALL PARTICIPANTS

Elizabeth A. Baker
Phoebe Bognár
Manca Dornik
Teagan Faran
Gabi Vanek
Mélanie Genin
Tamika Gorski
Clifton Joseph Guidry III
Deidre Huckabay
Julie Kim
Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi
Leni Kreienberg
Rebecca Lawrence
Yiseul LeMieux
Adrianne Munden-Dixon
Camila Nebbia
Annick Odom
Ben Rempel
Megan Rohrer
Sarah Rossy
Jessica Shand
Philip Snyder
Emmalie Tello
Rachel Therrien
Elijah Thomas
Yuma Uesaka
Evangeline Werger