Archetype Afterhours

Archetype Coffee
ONEmore partners with local coffee roaster Archetype Coffee for a more personal and casual exploration of the musical worlds and artistic pulse of the festival. Open specifically after hours, swing by Archetype late and be part of the ONE artistic community. Unscripted, unplanned and spontaneous: these late-night sessions promise some thrilling artistic insights and new proximity to the music.

Creativity Symposium

The Union for Contemporary Art
Moderated by artistic director James Darrah, panelists Adam Larsen, R. B. Schlather and Annie Saunders as the ONE Festival 2018 performance series curators discuss their inspirations and creative and collaborative processes, while sharing more about their specific ONE Festival performances.


Howard Drew Theater at Omaha Community Playhouse
Works of Missy Mazzoli, Ellen Reid, Suzanne Farrin and Liza Lim
The International Contemporary Ensemble collaborates with ONE Festival artist Chabrelle Williams, Soprano, to present works by composers from the ICElab commissioning program, alongside established composers such as Liza Lim (Australia) and Missy Mazzoli. In February of 2018, ICE launched a new collaboration with Ellen Reid to workshop her piece, Push/Pull, before performances in NYC, Knoxville, and Omaha.

Healing Arts

Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center Lobby, University of Nebraska Medical Center
ONE Festival artists perform a free concert for patients, families, staff, students, and the public highlighting ONE Festival programming and their unique musical tastes.
In collaboration with the UNMC Nebraska Medicine Healing Arts Program

Written - Spoken - Sung

The Union for Contemporary Art
Text becomes the through-line of this performative response to Lincoln-based artist Matthew Sontheimer’s exhibition, That’s right…I still don’t have a website. Sontheimer’s text-centric work will be explored in tandem with music. Through unconventional treatments and musical arrangements, ONE Festival artists will explore the rich and often personal words of Sontheimer and generations of American artists.

Environmental Dialogue

Fontenelle Forest
Works of Pauline Oliveros and others
The International Contemporary Ensemble’s close creative relationship with Pauline Oliveros began in 2001, when the founding members of the group were undergraduates at Oberlin, and commissioned a new work titled Elemental Gallop. Since then, ICE has explored Oliveros’s practice of listening deeply in site-specific, non-traditional performance contexts. In the Fontenelle Forest in Omaha, ICE will create a sonic dialogue with this unique environment by curating a sequence of Oliveros text scores that draw attention to the expressive potential of the sounds around us.