International Contemporary Ensemble — 'Virtual' Ensemble-in-Residence 2020–21

CeReNeM is excited to announce that the International Contemporary Ensemble (USA) will be our ‘virtual’ ensemble-in-residence for the 2020–21 academic year. As part of the ensemble’s Re.Co Lab, or “Remote Composers Laboratory,” which brings distant composers together by way of different combinations of specialized microphones, headphones, conference systems, digital audio workstations, audio transport systems, and cloud services, a selection of postgraduates and staff researchers of CeReNeM will develop new compositions in collaboration with the ensemble across the year, with high-quality videos of the resulting works published jointly through the group’s Digitice platform and CeReNeM’s YouTube channel in the early summer of 2021.
 
The partnership amplifies two particular areas of activity common to the Ensemble and CeReNeM. First, it brings together both institutions’ work on networked artistic collaboration through music technology, and will include opportunities for knowledge exchange of best practices for realtime online audio collaboration, video production and documentation, and dissemination strategies. Second, as with CeReNeM’s recent Speculations in Sound series on ’new music & social change’ and its current series on new music & race, the International Contemporary Ensemble has demonstrated a strong commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity in its programming and practices. This year’s partnership will include opportunities for discussion and action around equitable practices in the arts, including exchange and collaborative events with members of the Iranian Female Composers’ Association.

 

International Contemporary Ensemble logo with ensemble photo