Claire Chase is a masterful and virtuosic flautist, an interpreter of contemporary music of the absolute highest order. She is also the founder of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), one of the most essential ensembles to emerge in the last fifteen years. This year, Claire will be stepping down from her role as Artistic Director for the organization, signaling a new chapter for both her as a performer and for the ensemble. For this conversation, Claire and I discuss her upbringing, the early days of ICE, transition and what it means to close an important chapter in ones life. Claire is a wonderful and inspiring human and I am thrilled to share this conversation with you.