On the evening of August 7, Wojtek Blecharz’s music for invisible places was given its world premiere by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) during their Free Micro-Concert: Young Composers Concert 3 in the Hearst Plaza of Lincoln Center in New York City. It was one of the 50 premieres that ICE performed over the course of two weeks, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Mostly Mozart At Lincoln Centerconcert series.
According to ICE member, flutist Claire Chase: “It was an honor to give the world premiere of Wojtek Blecharz’s beautiful new work “music for invisible places” written in memoriam Adel Euro, the young Iraqi man pictured here in one of his signature poses, whose joyful dancing brought people to their feet everywhere he went. He was killed several weeks ago in the Karrada bombing in Baghdad, the deadliest attack on civilians since the Iraq war.”
Watch a video of the rehearsal for music for invisible places on Chase’s Facebook page.