The October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music

October 1-31, 2019


Claire Chase

Friday, October 6, 7pm


Claire Chase, flutes

  • Edgard Varèse, Density 21.5 (1936) for flute alone
  • Suzanne Farrin, The Stimulus of Loss (2016) for glissando headjoint and ondes martenot
  • Mario Diaz de León, Luciform (2013) for flute and electronics
  • Vijay Iyer, Flute Goals (2016) for tape
  • Marcos Balter, Pan
  • Pauline Oliveros, Tuning Meditation
Claire Chase. Photograph by Pari Dukovic for The New Yorker.

MacArthur Fellow, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) founder, and “young star of the modern flute” (The New Yorker) Claire Chase is a soloist, collaborative artist, curator and advocate for new and experimental music. Over the past decade she has given the world premieres of hundreds of new works for the flute in performances throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, and has championed new music throughout the world by building organizations, forming alliances, pioneering commissioning initiatives and supporting educational programs that reach new audiences. In 2001 Chase founded the ICE, which has been described as the United States’ “foremost new-music ensemble” and has premiered more than 800 works since its inception.