On April 20, 2011, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) was informed by the Southern Theater in Minneapolis that an upcoming performance featuring new music developed through the ICElab program, scheduled for April 26 at the Southern, would be canceled due to severe financial difficulties at the theater.
On April 26th, at 7:30pm, the musicians of ICE recorded their concert to HD video at their Brooklyn studio as a service to the ticket-buyers who were unable to see the ensemble perform live.
Claire Chase, flute, Executive Director, ICE
Eric Lamb, flute
Joshua Rubin, clarinet
Cory Smythe, keyboards and bowls
Nathan Davis, percussion and computer
Phyllis Chen, composer, keyboards, and bowls
Steve Lehman, composer, saxophone and computer
Mario Diaz de Leon, composer and guitar
Robert Dietz, live video projection
Joshua Rubin, live sound engineering and recording
Video by MeerkatMedia