Passará | ICE at MOCP

December 8, 2012 | 7:30pm
Museum of Contemporary Photography
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
This performance is sold out

ICE brings the music of four young Brazilian composers to the intimate quarters of the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Chicago-based composer Marcos Balter uses an unlimited palette of colors in three pieces written for ICE players. Arthur Kampela's Not I for solo horn uses text of Samuel Beckett, along with voice and a lamp to create a surprising chamber music between sound and light.  Alexandre Lunsqui's Topografia de Um Caminho Andado extends the resonance of the flute far into the horizon to create a supernatural playground of sound.  Daniel Puig's fanciful Caotrios capture the energy and and spontaneity of improvisation.

This free concert accompanies artist Jan Tichy's exhibition of works culled from the Museum of Contemporary Photography's collection.


Marcos Balter: Passará, for tape
Marcos Balter: Edgewater, for alto and bass flutes
Alexandre Lunsqui: Topografia de Um Caminho Andado, for bass flute
Daniel Puig: Caotrios, for two flutes and horn
Arthur Kampela: Not I, for solo horn and light
Marcos Balter: Descent from Parnassus, for solo flute


ICE’s Brazil exchange was made possible through a 2012 International Connections Fund grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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    Marcos Balter on Passará | ICE at MOCP

    I came back from ICE’s Brazilian tour this past summer feeling more patriotic than ever. Rio’s once timid new music scene has grown into an ebullient and eclectic collective of amazingly creative artists and new music groups. São Paulo’s current new music scene is hard to absorb at once given its size; I’ve met at least ten different contemporary ensembles while there, and saw beautiful performances of works by many Brazilian composers that I didn’t know before. Manaus was truly a spiritual journey, and I was completely overwhelmed by the affection and enthusiasm of so many young musicians, all thirsty for more new music.