ICEcommons is a crowdsourced index of newly composed music. It is designed to be a searchable repository of the catalogues and works of emerging, established, published, and unpublished composers. By collecting the metadata (instrumentation, duration, composer name, title) of living composers’ works, coupled with the means of acquiring sheet music (links to score downloads, rental, and purchase sites), ICEcommons will aggregate and organize new scores into one place—an open, public library hosted by metafields.org through which performers, scholars, composers, and listeners can discover and obtain new works. With the help of musicians and composers like you, ICEcommons will grow to become a vital programming resource for ensembles around the world.
ICEcommons will launch its pilot season on August 15, 2015, at which point the submission process will open to any composer interested in adding their worklist or score information. On December 1, ICE decided to extend the deadline for submission to Feb. 1st, 2016. The Dec. 1st ICEcommons review process resulted in the selection of four works to be performed on upcoming concerts:
Anne Cleare: the square of yellow light that is your window
Mauricio Pauly: The Threshing Floor (2014)
Monte Weber: Echo (2015)
Additional works will be selected in February of 2016.
Performances will be documented through HD video and audio and made available through ICE’s online library, DigitICE (after review by the composer and performers). Through partnering with ensembles and organizations in future seasons, we will vastly expand the size and reach of ICEcommons, allowing ICE to continue being an advocate for emerging and lesser-known composers, as well as unheard works from deep within their catalogues. ICEcommons represents our continued commitment to performances of rare and underrepresented works by living composers. Submissions to ICEcommons will remain on metafields.org so that ensembles and soloists around the world may program them. The pdf submissions will not be available to the public.