Phyllis Chen: Hush (2011)
When asked to write a new piece for ICE I wondered, "How do I use a group of performers that are so dynamic and virtuosic?" It was both exciting and challenging for me to find a collaborative space for something I am accustomed to doing alone. I wanted to create pieces that reflect the tactile nature of my toy piano works, where all the performers are exploring the miniature timbres and instruments I love most. ICE quickly became extendable arms for me.