Past Event

OpenICE at Corbett vs. Dempsey Part 2

OpenICE Claire Chase ICEOpenICE is a free monthly series exploring the work of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), named “one of the most accomplished and adventurous groups in new music,” (New York Times), in unpretentious and intimate environments.

ICE kicks off its second season in partnership with Illinois Humanities to present this special double-header at Corbett vs. Dempsey gallery, presenting new works by two of ICE’s founding members.

Wendy Richman has been working closely with composers on commissioning music to use her special talents as both a violist and vocalist. ICE founder and Artistic Director Claire Chase’s ambitious Density 2036 project is commissioning hundreds of works by composers of our time for the next 22 years.

Together they present works by Ken Ueno, Jason Eckardt, and legendary sound sculptor Pauline Oliveros (including the Chicago premiere of her Intensity 20.15 for flute and Expanded Instrument System). Oliveros will join ICE in performance on electronics.

About ICE

The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) is dedicated to reshaping the way music is created and experienced. With a modular makeup of 33 leading instrumentalists performing in forces ranging from solos to large ensembles, ICE functions as performer, presenter, and educator, advancing the music of our time by developing innovative new works and new strategies for audience engagement. ICE redefines concert music as it brings together new work and new listeners in the 21st century.

If you need a sign interpreter or require other arrangements to fully participate, please email at least 72 hours prior to the event. For parking locations near the facility, please visit

For more information, please call 312.422.5580.