Well-known ensembles abroad, such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble InterContemporain, the London Sinfonietta and others have been trailblazers for this instrumental grouping, which offers the colors of a full orchestra together with the precision and flexibility of a chamber ensemble. Sound Icon will bring this sound, so integral to many contemporary masterworks, to audiences in Boston and elsewhere through concerts and academic residencies, which will allow us to work with student composers interested in the sinfonietta genre.
A key facet of Sound Icon’s identity is our commitment to this groundbreaking repertoire that requires the color and precision of a sinfonietta-sized ensemble. Each Sound Icon concert will feature one landmark work that is not often heard live in the United States. With thoughtful programming around each such work, Sound Icon attempts to engage audiences in a dialogue about what progressive music really is – music that redefines rules, experiences and boundaries.
These groundbreaking works, though well-respected in the musical community, are often not performed in the United States. Sound Icon intends to bring this repertoire and a sinfonietta-sized ensemble to Boston, a vibrant cultural capital. We aim to encourage composers, performers and audiences alike to continue this progressive journey, through innovative programming and exciting musical events.