ICElab 2014 Collaborators
Jeff Snyder and Sam Pluta
Zosha Di Castri and David Adamcyk
Juan Camilo Hernández Sánchez
Composer Suzanne Farrin’s “appealingly tart” (New York Times) sound has been brought to life by some of the great musicians of today, such the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Anthony Roth Costanzo, the Arditti Quartet, the American Composers Orchestra under George Manahan, the Locrian Chamber Players, Derek Bermel, Dan Lippel, David Schotzko, So Percussion, Vanessa Perez, Tanya Bannister, Mark Stewart, Antoine Tamestit and Steve Mackey.
Born in Bogota, Colombia in 1982, Juan Camilo began playing traditional Colombian music, jazz, rock and classical. Now living in Paris—where he studied at the CCMIX (Ianis Xenakis Music Creation Centre), L'Ecole Nationale de Musique, and the National Conservatoire of Paris—he music has been featured by ensembles in France, Brazil and Germany. His work with ICE will be Juan Camilo's first collaboration with a US ensemble.
Sabrina Schroeder (b. 1979 in BC, Canada) writes music for acoustic ensembles, homemade instruments, electronic sound, and extended performance or installation settings. Playing through tactile sound, her work finds much of its underlying impulses in the grain of everyday events, taking pleasure in frictions both intimate and oppositional.
Rick is a composer, playwright, performer, and songwriter of original experimental chamber music compositions (performed in over 40 US cities and on four continents), text pieces and plays (published in poetry journals and in the anthology Plays and Playwrights), and original cabaret songs. He acts, composes, plays music in original theater, including the off-Broadway play Three Pianos, for which he won an Obie award in 2010.
Di Castri and Adamcyk are two Canadian composers living in New York. Zosha’s work extends beyond music including electronics, installations, and collaborations with video and dance. This year she will work with ZOO Dance Company, the NEM, the CSO, ICE, Wet Ink, New World Symphony and San Francisco Symphony. David creates musical works for the concert hall and theatrical stage often incorporating technology. He was the assistant to Martin Matalon and Philippe Leroux, has collaborated with artist Julia Randall, and has worked with the MSO, Talea, ECM+, Ircam, Esprit Orchestra, and SMCQ. His interests also include a passion for photography and building furniture.
exclusiveOr is a collaborative project between composer/performers Jeff Snyder and Sam Pluta. They released an album on QuietDesign Records in 2008. Sam Pluta performs on laptop in Wet Ink Ensemble and the Peter Evans Quintet. Jeff Snyder is an instrument designer and improvisor on analog synthesizer who often performs in the electronic ensemble Sideband, or in a duo with drummer Federico Ughi, or on pen-plotters with Victor Adan as the Draftmasters, and currently co-leads the Princeton Laptop Orchestra. They also co-run the record label Carrier Records, along with David Franzson.