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  • ICElab Confidential: Dehaan’s Sensory Illusions Permeate Constellation

    ICElab Confidential: Dehaan’s Sensory Illusions Permeate Constellation

    June 30, 2014

    ICE closed out the 2013-14 concert season in stellar fashion with a tequila toast at Constellation Chicago on June 15, 2014. Tequila shots notwithstanding, the most intoxicating grog of the evening was the Chicago premiere of ICElab composer Dan Dehaan’s Trompe l’Corps. If Roulette in Brooklyn was an apt venue for the December world premiere of Dan’s piece, owing to its connotations of the chance nature of the cosmic forces Dan is reckoning with, Constellation was equally relevant for its evocation of astronomical phenomena.

  • Program Notes: #ICElab 2013’s Daniel R. Dehaan

    Program Notes: #ICElab 2013’s Daniel R. Dehaan

    June 12, 2014

    Trompe l’Corps has been developed in close collaboration with members of ICE as part of ICElab 2013. It was first premiered by ICE in December of 2013 at Roulette in New York. The guiding inspiration for the project came from the book The Perfect Crime by French philosopher Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007). In the first chapter of the book Baudrillard makes a comparison of reality to a perfect crime, in that you cannot prove nor disprove its existence. Uniquely, Baudrillard phrases this as a statement of thankfulness.

  • Touching Sound: Levy Lorenzo on Lucier at the MCA Chicago

    Touching Sound: Levy Lorenzo on Lucier at the MCA Chicago

    April 11, 2014

    I had the wonderful opportunity to work closely with American experimental music visionary and pioneer–Alvin Lucier. I engineered and realized 11 of 15 works by Mr. Lucier spread out over ICE’s 3 night residency at the Chicago MCA, as well as served as the Project Lead for the ICE organization.