Integra Contemporary & Electroacoustics (ICE) is a student ensemble that focuses on the interpretation of contemporary art music with and without electronic music components, creating new performance practices and exploring a potential for increased musical expressivity through technology.
Students integrate regular musical instruments (saxophones, pianos, didgeridoo, accordions, voices, percussion instruments, etc.), electronic instruments (guitars, microphones, MOOG Voyager, etc.) and digital instruments (turntables, DTX Drums, wii remotes, tablets, and more…) while practicing group performance, composition and free improv.
In ICE, we engage in experimental approaches that include live electronics, developing new digital instruments, sound design, creative sound production techniques, live coding, live gameplay, experimental video, and software synthesis (Logic Pro, Ableton Suite, Max, among others).