Artistic: International Contemporary Ensemble

Posted on: March 20, 2012

International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), a performing, presenting, and educational organization comprising 33 instrumentalists who perform in configurations ranging from solos to large ensembles, has announced the appointment of STEVEN SCHICK as its first-ever artist in residence. His tenure is to begin immediately and continue through the 2014-15 season. ICE is ensemble in residence at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and ICE musicians also serve as artists in residence at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York City. Schick, a percussionist, conductor, and educator, is Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of California, San Diego; music director of California’s La Jolla Symphony and Chorus; and artistic director of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. He is also founder and artistic director of the percussion group red fish blue fish and directs “Roots and Rhizomes,” an annual summer course on contemporary percussion music at the Banff (Alberta) Centre for the Arts. Schick was percussionist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars in New York City from 1992 to 2002 and artistic director of Switzerland’s Centre International de Percussion de Genève from 2000 to 2004.

Posted March 20, 2012