Sound Icon is a sinfonietta committed to performing the most significant progressive
works of the past few decades. As a sinfonietta, Sound Icon offers the color palette
of a full orchestra with the precision and flexibility of a chamber ensemble. The
technical and logistical challenges of contemporary repertoire for sinfonietta often
discourage live performance in the United States, however, Sound Icon embraces
this music and aims to bring this repertoire to Boston and beyond.
Through ambitious programming performed to the highest standards, Sound Icon
engages audiences in dialogues about what progressive music is and can be: music
that redefines rules, experiences, and expectations.
Led by conductor and artistic director Jeffrey Means, Sound Icon has quickly
become established as a leading artistic force in Boston, performing challenging,
cutting-edge contemporary repertoire for sinfonietta that is rarely heard live in Boston
and the United States. Sound Icon has worked with prominent composers such as
Philippe Leroux and Salvatore Sciarrino and performed works by Gérard Grisey,
Helmut Lachenmann, Beat Furrer, Wolfgang Rihm, Salvatore Sciarrino, Georg
Friedrich Haas, Fausto Romitelli and many others. Founded in spring 2011, Sound
Icon has since established relationships with local cultural institutions such as the
Boston University Center for New Music, the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston,
and Northeastern University, creating cross-institutional collaborations that support
truly exciting events. In spring 2013, Sound Icon was featured as the Fromm Players
at Harvard, and has been involved with other local concert series and presenters. In
addition to live concert events, Sound Icon frequently holds workshops with young
composers and instrumentalists as part of collaborative academic residencies.
Sound Icon’s mission is to perform significant progressive repertoire for sinfonietta
and to advocate ambitious music in Boston and beyond.
Sound Icon is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Flight Out of Mind
Great Hymn of Thanksgiving
Cloches en Noir et Blanc
Recueil de Pierre et de Sable
Le Noir d l'Etoile
Quatre Chants pour Franchir le Seuil
Haas, Georg Friedrich
Time After Time
L'Esprit des dunes
Torsion: Transparent Variation
Etudes, book I
Thoughts, Places, Dreams
Pol - Kolchis - Nucleus
Professor Bad Trip