Near Death

Near Death

“One of the most adventurous and accomplished groups in new music”
– The New
York Times

“A powerhouse of new-music programming,”
– The New Yorker

The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) returns to Performance Space 122 to offer the world premiere of THIRTEEN NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES, an art-pop song cycle by the sensational young New York composer-performer Corey Dargel. Dargel, who has been called a “baroquely unclassifiable artist” by The New Yorker, takes his inspiration for this genre-defying new chamber piece from a range of psychiatric delusions, with an emphasis on hypochondria. ICE will round out the program with the world premieres of three stunning new short works by the young New York composer-performers Nathan Davis, Mario Diaz de Leon and Stephen Lehman.

For male vocalist (Dargel), flute/piccolo, clarinet/bass clarinet, trombone, percussion piano/toy piano, violin, and cello/viola de gamba
WORLD PREMIERE, commissioned through the MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation

Also featured: New works by Nathan Davis, Mario Diaz de Leon and Stephen Lehman, commissioned by ICE

Fri May 22 – Sat May 23, 2009
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