Saturday, March 18, 2023 @ 7:30pm – 8:30pm (EDT)
Chelsea Factory, New York, NY, United States

International Contemporary Ensemble presents "Songs and Stories of Hopes, Dreams and Visions," which is a concert of the music of composer Douglas R. Ewart. The concert will feature the world premiere performances of two Ewart works – Marcus Mosiah Garvey and Songs and Stories of Hopes, Dreams and Visions. During the concert, Ewart will join the Ensemble to play an instrument he made in honor of George Floyd's legacy, called "The George Floyd Bunt Staff." 

About International Contemporary Ensemble

With a commitment to cultivating a more curious and engaged society through music, the International Contemporary Ensemble – as a commissioner and performer at the highest level – amplifies creators whose work propels and challenges how music is made and experienced.

About Rebekah Heller, bassoon

Rebekah Heller is an artist whose work aims to expand the sonic possibilities of her instrument and the field at large. Called "an impressive solo bassoonist" by The New Yorker, she is dedicated to exploration, experimentation, and a robust collaborative practice.

About Douglas R. Ewart, sopranino saxophone, George Floyd Bunt Staff, didjeridu, Ewartophone, & bone flute

The polymath Douglas R. Ewart has been honored for his work as a composer, musician, improvising multi-instrumentalist, conceptual artist, sculptor, mask and instrument designer, builder, philosopher and more. As an educator, Ewart bridges his kaleidoscopic activities with a vision that opposes today's divided world by culture-fusing works that aim to restore the wholeness of communities and their members, and to emphasize the reality of the world's interdependence. From Kingston, Jamaica, Ewart immigrated to Chicago and connected with Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians—he later served as chairman from 1979-1987 and into the millennium.

Chelsea Factory

547 W 26th St
New York, NY 10001
United States