In the fall of 2008, ICE gave the US premiere of Iannis Xenakis’s opera Oresteia. This summer, the recording of that concert will soundtrack a marionette version of the opera, directed by Luca Vigetti, to be held at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in New York’s Central Park.
On the same day, ICE’s own Nathan Davis will join master percussionist (and Xenakis expert) Steven Schick and others for the first open-air U.S. performance of Persephassa. The concert will take place around the lake in Central Park, with the audience in the middle of the lake on rowboats. Xenakis, on a lake, in the middle of Central Park. Seriously.