I’m moving. Within Brooklyn, and to a great place in Crown Heights. The summer’s been interesting to say the least–some travel with ICE to the Rockport Chamber Festival in Maine, and two weeks teaching with the group in Vermont. Really great people in both places.
Mostly Mozart was intentionally reminiscent of ICE’s early years in Chicago, where our ICEfests spanned ten days of ten concerts in ten venues. Four our tenth anniversary this year, we did the same run of ten, albeit in one venue, the Clark Studio Theatre at Lincoln Center. This time, thankfully, we got paid a little more.
My big event from the summer season at LC was the premiere of Ghostlight, the piece I commissioned from the amazing Nathan Davis, composer and percussionist with ICE. It turned out great–and will continue to grow. My first big experience with a commission, and an amazing venue to premiere it. The piece is for prepared piano, with a pretty intricate arrangement of hardware alligator clips and a few other objects–not invasive to the instrument, but delicate–and it really succeeded in illuminating the piano from within, creating a ghostly light.
Before I move next week, I’m taking a few days down at the Jersey shore, in Asbury Park. Why not?