ICEcommons is a crowdsourced index of newly composed music. It is a searchable repository of the catalogs and works of emerging, established, published, and unpublished composers.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 aggregates and organizes new score information into one place—an open, public index hosted by metafields.org, through which performers, scholars, composers, and listeners can discover and obtain new works. With the help of performers and composers like you, ICEcommons will grow to become a vital programming resource for ensembles around the world.
International Contemporary Ensemble encourages applicants who are female-identifying, POC, transgender, LGBQ, immigrant, individuals with disabilities, as well as people of diverse social, educational, and economic backgrounds. Everyone, regardless of their country of origin or current residence, is encouraged to submit information about their works to the database. There is no formal application and no fee. Simply add information about your works by clicking “submit to archive” below.
Additional works will be selected by ICE member-curators throughout our seasons.
Performances will be documented through HD video and audio and made available through DigitICE.org (after review by the composer and performers). Through partnering with ensembles and organizations in future seasons, the size and reach of ICEcommons will vastly expand, allowing the ensemble to continue to advocate for performances of rare and underrepresented works by emerging and lesser-known living composers. Submissions to ICEcommons will remain on metafields.org so that ensembles and soloists around the world may program them.
UPDATE: The “upload score” feature has been removed from the submission form as of Dec. 1, 2018. Composer-creators are encouraged to add links or instructions for how to access the scores.