International Contemporary Ensemble Xenakis

When: Thu., June 4, 7:30 p.m. 2009

Worldrenowned percussionist and conductor Steve Schick joins the International Contemporary Ensemble ICE for a groundbreaking collaborative performance of the music of Iannis XenakisAn architect composer philosopher mathematician and political dissident Xenakis was one of the consummate innovators of the 20th century His influence is felt everywhere from the angular extremes of contemporary architecture to the aural extremes of Punk and Noise musicThe performance by ICE and Steve Schick of five major works Psappha Echange Akanthos Palimspsete and the Chicago premiere of Xenakis final composition OMega is a rare opportunity to experience the raw ritualistic energy and architectural complexity of this musicRunning time 75 minutes with intermission wwwiceorgorgxenakis

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