In January, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) received a $340,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which supports ICELab, the group's program for developing and presenting new repertoire by emerging composers. The program places teams of ICE musicians in collaboration with six emerging composers each year, and the ensemble will be responsible for twenty-four world premieres over the next four years. This performance on March 30 at (Le) Poisson Rouge marks the inaugural ICELab concert featuring composer, Mario Diaz de León.
Composer and instrumentalist, Mario Diaz de León has forged a longstanding relationship with ICE, having worked with them for over five years. The St. Paul native and now, New York-based artist is as comfortable with a guitar in hand, playing with his band Mirrorgate, as he is introducing his most recent project: Prism Path, this evening-length presentation at (L)PR. This concert features the world premiere of Portals Before Dawn and the New York premieres of The Soul is the Arena and Prism Path.
Don't forget to poke around the Q2 Live Concert archive for more exciting live performances at your fingertips. You can access Q2 24/7 through our pop-out audio player or iTunes. (L)PR’s Technical Director is Richie Clarke and this concert was mixed by Ryan Streber.