Open your ears and your mind at the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP). It's a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in hearing where new music has been going, and to understand where it might be going next.

Legendary artists are in residence for this week of intensive musical study and performance, alongside seminar participants who are here for the sheer thrill of the avant garde. NEC's Stephen Drury is artistic director for this institute. Guest artists this year include composer Roger Reynolds, and Callithumpian Consort returns as ensemble-in-residence, along with guest artists John Tilbury and Nino Jvania.

This year's SICPP is dedicated to the memory and spirit of Lee Hyla (1952–2014), NEC's former chair of composition, who died earlier this month.

Roger ReynoldsAshley, Dusman,
Reynolds, Vines

Music by SICPP composer-in-residence Roger Reynolds is paired with Robert Ashley, Linda Dusman, and Nicholas Vines. More Reynolds is on the program for June 19.

Robert Ashley Resonant Combinations
Roger Reynolds, piano
SICPP Performance Fellows

Linda Dusman Magnificat I
Jessi Rosinski, flute
Rane Moore, bass clarinet
Jeffrey Means, percussion

Nicholas Vines Uncanny Valley for piano solo
Ryan McCullough, piano

Roger Reynolds imagE/flute
Rachel Beetz, flute

from Seasons II:
When They Were Gone - Something Resides…
Jennifer Ashe, soprano
Elizabeth England, oboe
Hazel Malcomson, bassoon
Chris Moore, trombone
Yukiko Takagi, piano

Kokoro
Staged Convergence - Unearthly - Intricate Alternation - Excitation, Recovery, Focus - Tenuous. Trembling - With Radiant Continuity - A Traversal of Sighs - Ghostly, Evanescent, Elastic - Luminous Murmurs - Alternative Paths - Augmented Throbbing - Precisely, Implacably
Gabriela Díaz, violin

Find the full concert schedule.

Date: June 20, 2014 - 8:00:PM
Price: Free
Location: NEC’s Jordan Hall


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I REMAIN TRUE TO MY STARTING PRINCIPLE. TO WRITE SOLELY AS I MYSELF THINK BEST. FELIX MENDELSSOHN