Vijay Iyer: Radhe Radhe | ICE in Abu Dhabi
March 30 to March 31, 2017
NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
ICE's Middle East debut! In RADHE RADHE: Rites of Holi, composer and pianist Vijay Iyer and filmmaker Prashant Bhargava respond to Stravinsky’s Le Sacré du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) with a new work for chamber ensemble and film. ICE joins Iyer to perform his shimmering score in live counterpoint with Bhargava’s scintillating cinematic descent into the streets of India for the Hindu Festival of Colors. The result is a ballet of sorts: an encounter between live music and film, between lived experience and myth, the self and the transformed self, winter and spring.
ICE’s 2016-17 performances and commissioning activities are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Howard Gilman Foundation, The Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, French American Cultural Exchange (FACE Foundation), the A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, The Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, New Music USA, The Amphion Foundation, The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Concinnity Fund, The Casement Fund, the BMI Foundation, the Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research at the Eastman School of Music, a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE.