SICPP Concerts in Jordan: Night II

NEC: Jordan Hall | Directions

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

Welcome to NEC's Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP): 8 days and nights of explosive new music! This year features Composer-in-Residence Julian Anderson.

The SICPP experience is intense and demanding—each day is filled with masterclasses, lessons, colloquia, and rehearsals. Nearly every day is topped off by an incredible evening concert given by SICPP faculty, special guest artists Allen Otte and Mark Menzies, and Ensemble-in-Residence the Callithumpian Consort. Concerts will also feature works by Julian Anderson.

SICPP was started at New England Conservatory in the late 1990s by Artistic Director Stephen Drury as an intensive performance seminar on music of the 20th century. SICPP is now a full-blown annual chamber music festival focused on works of the 20th and 21st centuries.

All evening concerts start at 8pmpm in Jordan Hall, and take place from June 17-22.

The festival concludes every year with the Iditarod concert; a marathon of performances by the SICPP participants and faculty. The Iditarod starts in the afternoon of June 23, and goes well into the night!

For more information about SICPP, please visit

  1. Herbert Brun: Touch and Go

    Computer graphic: Herbert Brun, 1967
    Realization: Allen Otte, 1997

    • Allen Otte, percussion
  2. Herbert Brun: on stilts among ducks (1997)

    • Allen Otte, percussion
  3. Frederic Rzewski: The Fall of The Empire (2007)

    Prolog (Thomas Jefferson)
    Act 1: Angel Shoot (Frederic Rzewski)
    Act 2: Monsters (Charles Dickens)
    Act 3: Three Sons (Mother Goose)
    Act 4: Global Warming (Frederic Rzewski)
    Entr’acte: Letter from Reading Jail (Oscar Wilde)

    Act 5: The Ground (Frederic Rzewski)
    Act 6: Sacrifice (Rzewski, Bill Buchanan,G. W. F. Hegel)
    Act 7: Sabbath (Mark Twain)
    Epilog: Death (Percy Bysshe Shelley)

    • Allen Otte, percussion