Ensemble Ipse has been given an award from the Brooklyn Arts Council to present a workshop of Max Giteck Duykers’s opera Both Eyes Open in September 2019.
Ipse co-director Max Giteck Duykers has been awarded a grant from the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University for the release of "Folding Music" on New World Records.
Ipse co-diretor Joseph Di Ponio has been awarded a grant from the Queens Council on the Arts to compose an extended piece for Ensemble Ipse, to be performed under the 7 train in Sunnyside, Queens.
New World Records has offered to release a full album of the music of Ipse co-director Max Giteck Duykers, featuring Ensemble Ipse performing, with guest artist Zen Wu. Recording will start in the fall of 2018 at Oktaven Audio, with a release date early in 2019. Grammy award winner Judith Sherman will produce.
After carefully reviewing over 160 submissions, we're pleased to announce the results of our 2018 Call for Scores: Kyong Mee Choi's "To Unformed" will be performed on our Performer Portrait concert on 4/6/18 at Tenri Cultural Institute (featuring Esther Noh and Geoff Burleson), and Igor Santos' "Lamento" and Gabriel Bolaños' "Sonorita" will be performed on our concert of Latin American composers (both NYC premieres) on 5/6/18 at Shapeshifter Lab. Congratulations composers! These were difficult decisions, and we were very impressed with all the submissions.
For our 2017 Call for Scores, 152 compositions were submitted from 120 composers in 18 different countries. We are pleased to announce that Jae-Moon Lee's M.O.N.T.A.G.E. for flute, clarinet, violin, and cello has been selected and will be given its U.S. premiere on our 3/5/17 Concert at Shapeshifter Lab in Brooklyn, NY. Congrats Jae-Moon! You can read more about him here: http://www.mus.cam.ac.uk/directory/jae-moon-lee
Ensemble Ipse is selected for an award from New Music USA to commission Larry Polansky and Miguel Frasconi