ICE + Steve Schick + Xenakis makes for a mesmerizing equation at the MCA

Iannis Xenakis
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Time Out Chicago reviews last week’s Xenakis performance. I was at the show and it was something special.

Judging by the number of wait-listers who hovered at the entrance to the MCA Stage Thursday night, the guerilla marketing tactics of International Contemporary Ensemble’s Street Team—including hipster-friendly “X” and “Xenakis” buttons—seemed to have paid off. Brainy Greek composer Iannis Xenakis is known for the sometimes impossible demands he makes on the musicians, and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who came to see how ICE navigates his scores.

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