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Friday, September 11, 2015, 8PM

MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick

678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221

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ACOUSTIC+ #5
Korean Composers Night | A Collaboration with: Joo Won Park, Sang Song & Eun Young Lee

On September 11, 2015, mise-en will be hosting Acoustic #5 at our home studio location, MISE-EN_PLACE, situated in the heart of Bushwick. The concert will start at 8pm and will be featuring Korean composers, Joo Won Park, Sang Song, and Eun Young Lee. The composers will be individually premiering new works, who have each framed the classical repertoire in their unique way.

The ACOUSTIC+ series focuses on collaborative performances of new works for live performers and multimedia. The series’ concept is thus: for each concert, a NYC composer (selected from the academic and musical community of which ensemble mise-en is itself a part) curates a program of new electro-acoustic music for ensemble mise-en and him or herself.
“Quasi-Elegy”, a piece by New York City-based composer Sang Song, was written during our recent six composer residency with the I-Park Foundation during the month of August. Song’s piece is a kind of palimpsest that explores the idea of erased and distorted memories—with a personal twist. Eun Young Lee, who also completed the residency, is a full-time faculty member at the Boston Conservatory. Her piece consists of six movements, which will each focus on a recyclable element: air, soil, plastic, wood, glass and water, presented in nature and our daily lives.

Joo Won Park has a three-movement piece for the sextet and computer. He imagined that the ensemble members were characters in an RPG game and wanted to provide weapons and armors to make them stronger, faster, and enchanted. The computer part uses “classic” synthesizer sounds that are often used in early game consoles. He will also play a series of original compositions for a solo electronic musician. In addition to the computer, the pieces will use mbira, slinky, windup toys, no-input mixer, custom synthesizer, phone tap, tying fork, and other lovely-sounding objects. Online magazine Disquiet described one of his pieces as the following: “In the hands of [then] Philadelphia-based Joo Won Park, the no-input mixer is less a matter of singing than full-on, tantrum-level glossolalia, a heavy gurgle of electric fissures. Up above is Park’s October 1402 (for no-input mixer and computer), which at times sounds like an arcade game on its last legs, and at others like freakazoid hardcore free jazz improvisation.”

PROGRAM

Joo Won Park: 120V
    I. Retrace
    II.Large Intestine
    III.Toccata

(intermission)

Sang Song: Quasi-Elegy (2015, NY premiere)
Eun Young Lee: Jae-hwal-yong (2015, NY premiere)
Joo Won Park: 9999 (2015, world premiere)
    I. Armor of Resistance
    II. Cape of Agility
    III. Staff of Evasion

Tickets will be available at the door and can be purchased for $20 general admission or $15 for students and seniors. Your ticket will also include a complimentary drink.

MISE-EN_PLACE is located in the heart of Bushwick at 678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221. Directions: M train to the Central Stop or the L train to the Dekalb stop.


The 2015-16 Acoustic+ series is supported by The Alice M. Ditson Fund and The Amphion Foundation.



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Friday, October 9, 2015, 8PM

MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick

678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221

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ACOUSTIC+ #6a
BEFORE THE EUROPEAN TOUR (Part 1)

 

On October 9, 2015, Friday, ensemble mise-en will be hosting Acoustic #6 at our home studio location, MISE-EN_PLACE, situated in the heart of Bushwick. The concert will start at 8pm and will feature compositions in preparation for the mise-en European tour. The European tour is from October 22-30, and mise-en will be going to Sweden, Lithuania (GAIDA Festival) and Latvia (ARENA Festival).

 

This season’s ACOUSTIC+ series focuses on collaborative performances of new works for live performers with/without multimedia components. The series’ concept is thus: for each concert, a New York City composer (selected from the academic and musical community of which ensemble mise-en is itself a part) curates a program of new music for ensemble mise-en and him or herself.

 

Composer Moon Young Ha is now in his fifth season as the artistic and chief executive director for MISE-EN. As the founder, Moon seeks to cultivate large­ scale composition projects such as this one. MISE-EN is a virtuoso ensemble dedicated to innovative musical performance and discovery of daring artistic paths. Championing cutting-edge contemporary composers, as well as framing classical collection in new contexts, mise-en inspires musical inquiry through pushing the boundaries of classical music with riveting performances that reach across genres and generations and transcend the confines of the traditional classical concert experience.

 


PROGRAM
Frederic Rzewski: Spots (1986) (#1, #5, #9, #11)
Enda Bates: Echo Game (2015, world premiere)
Matthew Schickele: Steamboat Adventure (2015, world premiere)
James Tenney: Beast (1971)
Moon Young Ha: Amorphisms (2008)
Vin Calianno: 孤独死 (kodokushi) (2015, world premiere)
Jacob TV (Jacob ter Veldhuis) – GRAB IT!

*Spots was designed to be inserted between other compositions, similar to how commercials play during a TV show. Therefore, we will not list Spots’ individual movements, as they will act like commercials between the other pieces on the program.



Tickets will be available at the door and can be purchased for $20 general admission or $15 for students and seniors. Your ticket will also include a complimentary drink.

 

MISE-EN_PLACE is located in the heart of Bushwick at 678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221. Directions: M train to the Central Stop or the L train to the Dekalb stop.

 


2015-16 Season is supported by The Alice M. Ditson Fund and The Amphion Foundation.

THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED, IN PART, BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY COUNCIL.



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Monday, October 19, 2015, 8PM

MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick

678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221

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ACOUSTIC+ #6b
BEFORE THE EUROPEAN TOUR (Part 2)

 

 

Thank you to everyone who came out to our revised program of ACOUSTIC+ 6a: BEFORE THE EUROPEAN TOUR (Part 2) last Friday! We held an extremely successful concert, despite the last minute change of music. We are happy to announce that the original program will be performed this coming Monday, October 19th, 2015 @ MISE_EN PLACE Bushwick. Please join us for ACOUSTIC+ 6b | BEFORE THE EUROPEAN TOUR (Part 2), which will feature the following program:


PROGRAM
Frederic Rzewski: Spots (1986)* (#3, #7, #13)
Frederic Rzewski: 96 (2003)
Frederic Rzewski: Moonrise with memories (1978)
Keeril Makan: Becoming Unknown (2009)
Daniel Fishkin: Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2011 (mise-en transcription) (2015)
Moon Young Ha: (in)stillness (2015, world premiere)
Pascal Le Boeuf: Antithesis for ensemble (2015)

*Spots was designed to be inserted between other compositions, similar to how commercials play during a TV show. Therefore, we will not list Spots’ individual movements, as they will act like commercials between the other pieces on the program.

 


The concert will start at 8pm and will feature compositions in preparation for the ensemble mise-en European tour. The European tour is from October 22-30, and ensemble mise-en will be going to Sweden, Lithuania (GAIDA Festival), and Latvia (ARENA Festival). This concert will feature the works of world renowned Frederic Rzewski, one of the most consistent, creative personalities of the last few decades. His compositions will include “Moonrise with Memories”, “96 : canon for five instruments”, and a thirteen minute piece, “Spots”.

 

 

In addition, Keeril Makan presents us with “Becoming Unknown”, a commission by the Fromm Foundation for Music and the Harvard University Department of Music. “Becoming Unknown” opens with piercing wind dissonances, gradually dissolving into sparse, inquisitive interplay between bass flute, bass clarinet and double bass. Enda Bates will present “Echo Game”, an open-form piece devised as a sort of game in which the musicians attempt to echo and reproduce complex (and sometimes detuned) multiphonic tones that are freely chosen by the wind instruments. Harmonies that are derived from multiphonics are a recurring interest of Bates and inspired him to create a scenario which encourages the musicians to explore and develop these strange, but often quite beautiful, textures. The evening finishes of with our very own Moon Young HA’s new piece, “(in)stillness” for bass flute, bass clarinet, trombone, piano, violin and contrabass.

 


This season’s ACOUSTIC+ series focuses on collaborative performances of new works for live performers with or without multimedia components. The series’ concept is thus: for each concert, a New York City composer (selected from the academic and musical community of which ensemble mise-en is itself a part) curates a program of new music for ensemble mise-en and him or herself.

 

 

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Tickets will be available at the door and can be purchased for $20 general admission or $15 for students and seniors.


MISE-EN_PLACE is located in the heart of Bushwick at 678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221. Directions: M train to the Central Stop or the L train to the Dekalb stop.

 


2015-16 Season is supported by The Alice M. Ditson Fund and The Amphion Foundation.

THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED, IN PART, BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY COUNCIL.



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Friday, October 23, 2015, Time TBA

KAPELLET

Kapellet Produktion, Kungstensgatan 42, 113 59 Stockholm

European Tour – Sweden
American TV Commercials

PROGRAM
Daniel Fishkin: Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2011 (mise-en transcription) (2015)
Sang Song: Quasi-Elegy for ensemble (2015)
Frederic Rzewski: 96 (2003)
Frederic Rzewski: Moonrise with memories (1978)
Moon Young Ha: (in)stillness for ensemble (2015)
Pascal Le Boeuf: Antithesis for ensemble (2015)


*Spots was designed to be inserted between other compositions, similar to how commercials play during a TV show. Therefore, we will not list Spots’ individual movements, as they will act like commercials between the other pieces on the program.

 

 



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Saturday, October 24, 2015, Time TBA

KAPELLET

Kapellet Produktion, Kungstensgatan 42, 113 59 Stockholm

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European Tour – Sweden
Workshop with Föreningen svenska tonsättare (Society of Swedish Composers)
 
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More details TBA




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Sunday, October 25, 2015, Time TBA

Gaida Festival

ŠMC – Šiuolaikinio Meno Centras
Vokiečių g. 2 01130, Vilnius, Lithuania

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European Tour – Lithuania
American TV Commercials


PROGRAM
Frederic Rzewski: Spots (1986)*
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Daniel Fishkin: Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2011 (mise-en transcription) (2015)
Sang Song: Quasi-Elegy for ensemble (2015)
Frederic Rzewski: 96 (2003)
Frederic Rzewski: Moonrise with memories (1978)
Moon Young Ha: (in)stillness for ensemble (2015)
Pascal Le Boeuf: Antithesis for ensemble (2015)

*Spots was designed to be inserted between other compositions, similar to how commercials play during a TV show. Therefore, we will not list Spots’ individual movements, as they will act like commercials between the other pieces on the program.




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Thursday, October 29, 2015, Time TBA

ARENA Festival
Riga Latvian Society Golden Hall

Merķeļa iela 13, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvija

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European Tour – Latvia
American TV Commercials

 
PROGRAM
Frederic Rzewski: Spots (1986)*
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Daniel Fishkin: Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2011 (mise-en transcription) (2015)
Sang Song: Quasi-Elegy for ensemble (2015)
Frederic Rzewski: 96 (2003)
Frederic Rzewski: Moonrise with memories (1978)
Moon Young Ha: (in)stillness for ensemble (2015)
Pascal Le Boeuf: Antithesis for ensemble (2015)

 

*Spots was designed to be inserted between other compositions, similar to how commercials play during a TV show. Therefore, we will not list Spots’ individual movements, as they will act like commercials between the other pieces on the program.

 



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Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 8PM

MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick

678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221


SOLOIST #1
Yumi Suehiro (piano) & Takao Hyakutome (guest violinist)


PROGRAM
Luigi Dallapiccola (1904-1975): Quaderno Musicale di Annalibera (1952)
Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988): Suite No.10 “Ka” (1954) *selected movements
Luciano Berio (1925-2003): Sequenza IV (1965)
Joan Bages Rubi (1977): la chambre noire 2 for violin and live electronics (2011)
Mateu Malondra Flaquer (1977): Appositions II and III (Figures of disorder) (2013/2014)


On Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 8pm, ensemble mise-en will be launching a new soloist project in which members from the ensemble have the opportunity to curate their own concerts. Join us at our home studio, MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick, for a concert featuring the solo performances of pianist Yumi Suehiro and guest violinist Takao Hyakutome. The concept of a solo artist series was created by Moon Young Ha, the artistic and executive director of mise-en, and the core members of ensemble mise-en.


While typically performing as an ensemble, the SOLOIST series allows the individual members of ensemble mise-en an opportunity to express and perform their instrumental talent while pushing their musical limits outside their comfort zone, making this project truly experimental. It is a dynamic element mise-en feels is important in the continuous development of each musician, especially in the re-examining of classical orchestral compositions. We wish to promote a discourse between musical audiences and the understanding of the radical effects soloists have on the musical language and how these effects can often promote the discovery of new and extended instrumental techniques of sound.


The first SOLOIST series concert features Yumi Suehiro, a Japanese pianist and percussionist. Ms. Suehiro graduated magna cum laude from Lehman College, where she received a B.S. in music. She studied percussion with Morris Lang, who was the associate principal timpanist and percussionist in New York Philharmonic, and composition with John Corigliano. She has been featured as both a piano and marimba soloist–performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Nesauro’s Marimba Concerto–in the Lehman College Community Band. Ms. Suehiro later received an M.M. in classical piano performance where she studied with Zenon Fishbein and Peter Vinograde. She will be performing three pieces: Quaderno Musicale di Annalibera by Luigi Dallapiccola, Suite No. 10 by Giacinto Scelsi, and Sequenza IV by Luciano Berio.


Takao Hyakutome, born in Sapporo, Japan, started violin lessons at the age of 4. Throughout his career, he has won several prizes at international competitions and is now a solo violinist and violist. Mr. Hyakutome will be playing works from two different composers: Figures of Disorder by Mateu Malondra, and LA CHAMBRE NOIRE by Joan Bages i Rubi.



Tickets will be available at the door and can be purchased for $20 general admission or $15 for students and seniors. Your ticket will also include a complimentary drink.


MISE-EN_PLACE is located in the heart of Bushwick at 678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221. Directions: M train to the Central Stop or the L train to the Dekalb stop.




Friday, November 6, 2015, 8PM

MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick

678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221


ACOUSTIC+ #7
Sounds from New England


PROGRAM
Keith Kirchoff: Seeing the Past Through the Prism of Tomorrow (2014)
Keith Kirchoff: White Canvas (2011)
Keith Kirchoff: The Adventures of Norby (2007)

-intermission-

William Matthews: WARP MEET WOOF (2015, world premiere)
Beth Wiemann: Jet-Pack (2015, world premiere)
Hiroya Miura: Chindami (2015, world premiere)
Keith Kirchoff: Irrational Rationalities (2015, world premiere)



Join us for SOUNDS FROM NEW ENGLAND, ACOUSTIC+ #7, a live event at MISE-EN_PLACE, the home venue of ensemble mise-en in Bushwick, Brooklyn. We will be premiering new works by four New England composers, written especially for this event. In addition to the new works, Keith Kirchoff will be giving a solo performance.

 

Kirchoff’s performance will consist of three pieces for solo piano and electronics: Seeing the Past Through the Prism of Tomorrow (2014), White Canvas (2011), and The Adventures of Norby (2007). In addition, ensemble mise-en will premiere his new piece, Irrational Rationalities.

 

Composer Beth Wiemann wrote Jet-Pack for ensemble mise-en this past summer. It is based on a poem by Miriam Gamble. Wiemann met Gamble while in residence at the Tyrone Guthrie Center in Ireland, where she heard Gamble’s work Introducing the Nissan Jet-Pack. The poem provides an interesting take on how we interact with machines, as well as particularly memorable rhythmic and comic phrasing.

 

Hiroya Miura, who wrote Chindami, was inspired by the music he heard in Okinawa as a boy in 1984. He later came to realize that the central mode of the Ryukyu folk songs of Okinawa more closely resembles the modes common in parts of Indonesia and Polynesia than those used in mainland Japan. Chindami is, in a sense, a magical realist piece—a song from an imaginary island between Okinawa and the South Pacific.

 

Bill Mathews, the Esty Professor of Music at Bates College in Maine, has taught there since 1978. His work has often been used in modern dance pieces and video installations. PORTMANTEAU was composed during the summer of 2015 for ensemble mise-en and Moon Young Ha. It is written for sextet (flute, clarinet, trombone, piano, violin, and bass) and stereo electro-acoustic tracks.

 

The connection between the new pieces and the Acoustic+ series is a simple idea. Art director, Moon Young Ha, required the composers to use more than acoustic instruments including electronic sounds such as live electronics and tape.

 


Tickets will be available at the door and can be purchased for $20 general admission or $15 for students and seniors. Your ticket will also include a complimentary drink.

 

MISE-EN_PLACE is located in the heart of Bushwick at 678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221. Directions: M train to the Central Stop or the L train to the Dekalb stop.

 


The 2015-16 ACOUSTIC+ series is supported by The Alice M. Ditson Fund and The Amphion Foundation. (as of August 14, 2015)



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Sunday, November 15, 2015, 5PM

Boston Conservatory

Room T401 (31 Hemenway Street)

Tour – New England
Boston Composers

 

PROGRAM
Keeril Maken: Becoming Unknown (2009)
John Murphree: Hippocratic Oath (2015, World Premiere)
Andy Vores: Fabrication 23- Smoke (2015, World Premiere)
Eun Young Lee: Jae-hwal-yong (2015, New England Premiere)
Keith Kirchoff: Irrational Rationalities (2015, New England Premiere)

 



Monday, November 16, 2015, 7:30PM

Bates College

Olin Arts Center Concert Hall – 75 Russell Street Lewiston, ME 04240

Tour – New England
Bates College Residency

Double Bill: Denmark | America

 

PROGRAM
Bent Sørensen: The Songs of the Decaying Garden (1986)
Hans Abrahamsen: Kharon (2009)
Bent Sørensen: The Hill of the Heartless Giant (2001)
Enda Bates: Echo Game (2015)
Frederic Rzewski: Moonrise with memories (1978)
Beth Wiemann: Jet-Pack (2015)
Moon Young Ha: (in)stillness (2015)

 

 



Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 7:30PM

Bates College

Olin Arts Center Concert Hall
75 Russell Street Lewiston, ME 04240


Tour – New England
Bates College Residency

 

 

PROGRAM
Elliot Chun: Red Dawn (2015)
Will Reber: Wind Fall (2015)
Patrick Nelson: Veto (2015)
Justin Demers: Gravity (2015)
Abbey Bierman: Full Shade (2015)
Hiroya Miura (faculty): Chindami (2015)

 

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Hikaru Asao: Fight (2015)
Divyamaan Sahoo: CHae (2015)
Declan Chu: Canvas (2015)
Ben Cuba: Acheron (2015)
Gabriel Mizrachi: Syntax (2015)
William Matthews (faculty): WARP, MEET WOOF (2015)
I. Downbeats
II. Interlude
III. Cloudy with a Chance of Death Star
IV. Sevens

 

 



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Thursday, November 19, 2015, 8PM

Scandinavia House

58 Park Ave New York, NY 10016

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CONNECTIONS
Denmark: All Generations


PROGRAM
Per Nørgård: Scintillation (1993, US premiere)
Hans Abrahamsen: Seks stykker (1984)
Bent Sørensen: The Hill of the Heartless Giant (2001)
Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen: Dedications (2000)
Simon Steen-Andersen: In spite of, and maybe even therefore (2007)


On Thursday, November 19 at 8PM, ensemble mise-en will perform works by five Danish composers at Scandinavia House as part of its CONNECTIONS series. Each concert in the CONNECTIONS series will detail, explore, and venture into the titular connections between artistic or cultural groups separated by location, tradition, or generation and how those very connections can forge unique emotional and psychological pathways through art. At this concert, the ensemble will perform the works of five living Danish composers representing each generation of new music artists working today. Exploring temporal distances rather than geographic ones makes “Denmark – All Generations” a novel concept even within a series striving to distinguish itself from the field.


The concert will feature Per Nørgård’s Scintillation, a piece whose instrumentation is divided into two groups–winds and strings–with a piano intermediating and whose sound evokes wavelike accelerations and decelerations as the two groups complement each other with “contrasting layers of tempo”; Hans Abrahamsen’s Seks stykker, which is based on his work Studies for Piano and features a trio comprised of violin, horn, and piano; his piece contains six movements from his Studies… that have been “deepened” so their moods appear more coherently; Bent Sørensen’s The Hill of the Heartless Giant, a piece for solo bass that is based on the ending of a fairy tale; Dedications by Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen, a trio for violin, cello, and piano; and Simon Steen-Andersen’s In spite of, and maybe even therefore, which consists of two different musical ideas that are being built and destroyed simultaneously.


As each composer to be featured is alive and working, the exciting possibility of open dialogue between performer and composer adds an exciting new dimension to any proposed program. This direct contact between artistic parties has been a hallmark of ensemble mise-en’s work over the past four seasons, seeking, as we do, to establish lasting working relationships with as many established and emerging artists as possible. The generous environs provided by Scandinavia House will ground the proceedings and provide a fitting context.


2015 is a milestone year in Danish music, being, as it is, the 150th anniversary of the birth of composer Carl Nielsen. Nielsen is, of course, widely considered one of, if not the, greatest and most important of Denmark’s cultural exports. His influence is still felt in the work of Europe’s greatest living symphonic composers and his legacy without question. And yet, even in a year such as this Danish music is, barring some notable exceptions and cursory nods, largely absent from the programs of New York City’s established performing arts organizations. This cultural landscape means that ensemble mise-en’s proposed “Denmark – All Generations” concert is remarkably unique; standing out amid a sea of performances that could otherwise be viewed as somewhat saturated.


Composer Moon Young HA is now in his fifth season as the artistic and chief executive director for ensemble mise-en. As the founder, Moon seeks to cultivate large­ scale composition projects such as this one. ensemble mise-en is a virtuoso ensemble dedicated to innovative musical performance and discovery of daring artistic paths. Championing cutting-edge contemporary composers, as well as framing classical collection in new contexts, mise-en inspires musical inquiry through pushing the boundaries of classical music with riveting performances that reach across genres and generations and transcend the confines of the traditional classical concert experience.

Tickets will be available at the door and can be purchased for $15 general admission or $10 for ASF members.


The 2015-16 CONNECTIONS series is supported by The Alice M. Ditson Fund and The Amphion Foundation.

 

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.


This program is supported financially by DMFF (Dansk Music Publishers Association) through KODA’s Funds for cultural and social purposes.


This program is made possible, in part, with support from the Danish Composers’ Society’s Production Pool / KODA’s Cultural Funds.


This program is supported by Scandinavia House and the Consulate General of Denmark New York.



Thursday, December 10, 2015, 9PM

Tenri

43 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011

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NYU Undergraduate Composers Concert

 

PROGRAM
Kevin Kong: Blue (2015, world premiere)
Shami Tomita: December (2015, world premiere)
Lindsay Heatley: Into the City (2015, world premiere)
Nicholas Paolino: Narcissus and Goldmund (2015, world premiere)
Amir Shaaban: ‽ (2015, world premiere)
YoonKeum Cho: rewind, pause, fast forward (2015, world premiere)



FREE ADMISSION




Friday, December 11, 2015, 5PM

NYU Elmer Holmes Bobst Library

70 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012

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PORTRAIT
Toshio Hosokawa

 

PROGRAM:
Blossoming (2007/2008)
Edi (2009)
Atem­Lied (1997)
Im Frühlingsgarten (2002)

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

This program is made possible, in part, with support from Japan Foundation New York, New York University Music Department, Department of East Asian Studies and Bobst Library.

With the friendly support of ernst siemens musikstiftung

 

FREE ADMISSION

 



Thursday, January 14, 2015, 10AM

MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick

678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221

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COLA | Reading
Reading session with COLA project participants

Join us for a reading session of the COLA composers’ work in progress

 

WORKS BY

Amanda Feery

Matthew Barson

Matthew Schickele

Su Seungeun Lee

Vincent Calianno


RSVP Required, please email christina@mise-en.org for details.

 




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Friday, January 15, 2016, 8PM

MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick

678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221

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SOLOIST #2
Carlos Cordeiro, clarinet

 

Portuguese clarinetist Carlos Cordeiro is stalwart in creating and broadcasting new music, collaborating with composers and different disciplines, improvising, studying and performing on each of the instruments of the clarinet family.

Carlos is a freelancer based in New York City, equally as a soloist and chamber musician and a member of loadbang and mise-en ensemble.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Performance from Manhattan School of Music, a Master’s Degree from Rice University and a Bachelor’s Degree from ESMAE (Portugal).

 


PROGRAM
Fabrice Fitch – Agricola IXe: Je n’ay dueil (US premiere) 2013
Igor Marques – Suíe Curitibana (World Premiere) 2015
Evan Runyon – I’ve written a symphony (World Premiere) 2015
Su Lee – Déjà Vu (US Premiere) 2014
Alessandro Ratoci – Uprising (World Premiere) 2014
Carlos Cordeiro – Fish (World Premiere) 2016


Tickets will be available at the door and can be purchased for $20 general admission or $15 for students and seniors. Your ticket will also include a complimentary drink.

MISE-EN_PLACE is located in the heart of Bushwick at 678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221. Directions: M train to the Central Stop or the L train to the Dekalb stop.

 




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Friday, January 22, 2016, 8PM

MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick

678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221

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ACOUSTIC+ #8
A collaboration with No Collective

 

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION is a play of revelational music in two halves, six acts, and one intermission, which intends to reverse causalities (remove all stains) through the miraculous workings of uncanny resemblances, or at least give a fleeting impression thereof. Trough three rehearsals each, No Collective and ensemble mise-en, both comprised of exactly the same instrumentation (flute, violin, piano, bass clarinet, contrabass, trombone, and a conductor) and gender/race distribution, worked to become precise doppelgangers of each other without ever actually meeting one another. In the process, each group derived its own music through imitated gestures and (re-)imagined sounds of the other. Te effect of doubling (between a type and anantitype, so to speak) further proliferates at the concert, where the three-times-two rehearsals are unfolded in the three-times-two acts, the first half enfolded in the second, and each act is explained by the next while containing the one before. Te resulting sequence stages performative faith to something that never existed, something that appears as foreshadowing the events but only in retrospect. Te hope is for such perturbation of causes to save us all from our original sins (which is of course that of conceiving and being conceived), not through expiation, but through some sleight of hand. To see is to believe, to hear is to doubt, to concert is to bind.

 


PROGRAM

First Half:

Act 1: ensemble mise-en as No Collective

Act 2: No Collective as ensemble mise-en

Act 3: ensemble mise-en as No Collective

 

- Intermission -

 

Second Half:

Act 4: No Collective as ensemble mise-en

Act 5: ensemble mise-en as No Collective

Act 6: No Collective as ensemble mise-en

 

 

The 2015-16 ACOUSTIC+ series is supported by New York State Council on the Arts, New York

City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York University, Te Alice M. Ditson Fund, Te Aaron

Copland Fund for Music, and Amphion Foundation.

 



Tickets will be available at the door and can be purchased for $20 general admission or $15 for students and seniors. Your ticket will also include a complimentary drink.

MISE-EN_PLACE is located in the heart of Bushwick at 678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221. Directions: M train to the Central Stop or the L train to the Dekalb stop.



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Friday, February 19, 2016, 8PM

the cell

338 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

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CONNECTIONS
West/Midwest

Works by Kurt Rohde, Nick Norton, Texu Kim, Carl Schimmel and Stephen Taylor

 

PROGRAM

Carl Schimmel: Day Into Night at the Breakwater (2016, world premiere)

Texu Kim: Practice Room Rhapsody (2016, world premiere)

Nick Norton: Imitator (2016, world premiere)

Moon Young Ha: Fairy Tale (2009, arr. 2016, world premiere)

Stephen A Taylor: Writhe 2 (2015, world premiere)

 


Tickets will be available at the door and can be purchased for $20 general admission or $15 for students and seniors. Your ticket will also include a complimentary drink.

MISE-EN_PLACE is located in the heart of Bushwick at 678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221. Directions: M train to the Central Stop or the L train to the Dekalb stop.

 



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Friday, February 26, 2016, 7:30PM

MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick

678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221

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SOLOIST #3
Maria Johnson, flute

 

Maria Johnson is a Brooklyn-based flutist who has appeared at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Le Poisson Rouge, and Roulette, as well as in China, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden. Since joining ensemble mise-en in 2015 she has premiered countless works for chamber ensemble and solo flute, and has collaborated extensively with young and emerging composers across the United States and Europe.

 

Maria holds a B.M. from the University of Kentucky (2006) and a M.A. from New York University (2007), where she studied with Gary Schocker and Robert Dick.

 


PROGRAM
Dai Fujikura:Glacier (2010, for Bass flute)
Eun Young Lee: Wann? (2014, NY premiere, Amplified Bass Flute)
Michael Oliva: Moss Garden (2005, Bass Flute and Electronics)
Kaija Saaiajo: Mirrors (1997, Flute and Cello)

Douglas Detrick: You Aren’t Who I expcted (2016, World premiere, Alto Flute, Cello and Electronics)
Toshio Hosokawa: Atem-Lied (1997, Bass Flute)
Oliver Messiaen: Le Merle Noir (1952, Flute and Cello)

 

The 2015-16 SOLOIST series is supported by New York University Music Department, The Alice M. Ditson Fund, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and The Amphion Foundation.

 


Tickets will be available at the door and can be purchased for $20 general admission or $15 for students and seniors.

 

MISE-EN_PLACE is located in the heart of Bushwick at 678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221. Directions: M train to the Central Stop or the L train to the Dekalb stop.



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Saturday, March 5, 2016, 8PM

The Firehouse Space
246 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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A collaboration with Iktus Percussion
Iktus Percussion Presents


ENSEMBLE MISE-EN will be performing a concert alongside Iktus percussion, Echo Artifact, and Andrew McKenna Lee as part of the Firehouse New Music Series presented by Iktus Percussion.

PROGRAM

Evan Ziporyn: Hval (2007, for contrabass)

J. Mark Stambaugh: Serpens Cauda (2012, for trombone with electronics)
Toshio Hosokawa: Atem­-Lied (1997, for bass flute)
Pascal Le Boeuf: 톱 :: 飛 :: не доступно for violin solo (2015, NY premiere)

Come join us and all the other great musicians this Saturday for an evening of exciting new music!

More information can be found at the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1134025639963295/

 

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Tickets will be available at the door and can be purchased for $10 general admission.

 

 



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Friday, March 11, 2016, 8PM

MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick

678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221

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SOLOIST #4
Evan Runyon, contrabass

with special guests Sam Nester, trumpet, and LeeAna Benson, live artist

 

Evan Runyon is a Brooklyn-based acoustic & electric bassist, composer and improviser. Artistic director of Real Loud, 1/2 of A Gentleman’s Intermission (with clarinetist Carlos Cordeiro) and a core member of ensemble mise-en, Evan performs and records as soloist, leader and sideman in a variety of classical, jazz and pop settings (both contemporary and traditional) with some of New York’s most exciting artists, including Chris Potter, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra and Spanish Harlem Orchestra. He has been a featured performer at the GAIDA (Lithuania), ARENA (Latvia), Montreux Jazz (France) and ISB (Rochester, NY) festivals, appeared on the SXSW and Warped Tour stages and recorded for releases on Fat Wreck, AF, Albany and Asian Man. His principal mentor was Robert Black.

 

PROGRAM
Matt Sargent, Tide (2015)
Franco Donatoni, Lem (1983)
Lars Bröndum, Premonitions (2004/2015) *world premiere of new version
Julia Wolfe, Stronghold (2008)

Tickets will be available at the door and can be purchased for $20 general admission or $15 for students and seniors. Your ticket will also include a complimentary drink.

 

MISE-EN_PLACE is located in the heart of Bushwick at 678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221. Directions: M train to the Central Stop or the L train to the Dekalb stop.

 



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Friday, March 25, 2016, 8PM

MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick

678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221

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ACOUSTIC+ #9
New York Composers Night

 

On March 25, 2016, Friday, ensemble mise-en will be hosting Acoustic #9 at our home studio location, MISE-EN_PLACE, situated in the heart of Bushwick. The concert will feature compositions by NYC based composers.

 

This season’s ACOUSTIC+ series focuses on collaborative performances of new works for live performers with/without multimedia components. The series’ concept is thus: for each concert, a New York City composer (selected from the academic and musical community of which ensemble mise-en is itself a part) curates a program of new music for ensemble mise-en and him or herself.

 

 

PROGRAM

Tawnie Olson: Paraclete (2013)

Whitney George: When it Breaks (2014)

Frances White: Tracing (2012)
Kala Pierson: Borroso (2011, NY premiere)
Chatori Shimizu – boooooooooon (2015, world premiere)

 

 

The 2015-16 CONNECTIONS series is supported by New York Women Composers, Inc., New York University Music Department, The Alice M. Ditson Fund, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music and The Amphion Foundation.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council.

This program is supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.



Tickets will be available at the door and can be purchased for $20 general admission or $15 for students and seniors. Your ticket will also include a complimentary drink.

 

MISE-EN_PLACE is located in the heart of Bushwick at 678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221. Directions: M train to the Central Stop or the L train to the Dekalb stop.



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Monday, April 5, 2016, 8:00pm

Red Note New Music Festival

Illinois State University

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Tour – Midwest | Red Note New Music Festival
Denmark & Midwest Composers

 

 

PROGRAM

Bent Sørensen: The Hill of the Heartless Giant (2001, for solo double bass)

Hans Abrahamsen – Kharon (2009, for solo trombone)

Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen – Trio (1997, for piano & flute)

Simon Steen­ Andersen – Study for String Instrument #2 (2009)

Carl Schimmel – Day Into Night at the Breakwater (2016)

Stephen A Taylor – Writhe 2 (2015)

Timothy Kramer – The Pendulum Swings (2016)

Moon Young Ha – (in)stillness (2015)

 

With support from Danish Composers´ Society´s Production Pool / KODA´s Cultural Funds and Embassy of Denmark.



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Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 8:00pm

Red Note New Music Festival

Illinois State University, Kemp Recital Hall

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Tour – Midwest | Red Note New Music Festival
World Premiere Concert

New works by the festival participants

ENSEMBLE MISE-EN presents a concert of premieres by the participants in the RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Workshop: Jean-Patrick Besingrand, Sean Clarke, Yunkyung Hong, Jihyun Kim, Andrew V. Ly, Lucas Marshall Smith, Spencer Snyder, and Roydon.

With support from Danish Composers´ Society´s Production Pool / KODA´s Cultural Funds and Embassy of Denmark.



Thursday, April 7, 2016, 7:00pm

Illinois College

1101 W College Ave, Jacksonville, IL 62650

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Tour – Midwest | Illinois College
Denmark & Midwest Composers

 

 

PROGRAM

Bent Sørensen: The Hill of the Heartless Giant (2001, for solo double bass)

Hans Abrahamsen – Kharon (2009, for solo trombone)

Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen – Trio (1997, for piano & flute)

Simon Steen­ Andersen – Study for String Instrument #2 (2009)

Carl Schimmel – Day Into Night at the Breakwater (2016)

Stephen A Taylor – Writhe 2 (2015)

Timothy Kramer – The Pendulum Swings (2016)

Moon Young Ha – (in)stillness (2015)

 

With support from Danish Composers´ Society´s Production Pool / KODA´s Cultural Funds and Embassy of Denmark.




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Friday, April 8, 2016, 7:30PM

Smith Memorial Hall, UIUC at Urbana-Champaign

805 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

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Tour – Midwest | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Denmark & Midwest Composers

 

 

PROGRAM

Bent Sørensen: The Hill of the Heartless Giant (2001, for solo double bass)

Hans Abrahamsen – Kharon (2009, for solo trombone)

Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen – Trio (1997, for piano & flute)

Simon Steen­ Andersen – Study for String Instrument #2 (2009)

Carl Schimmel – Day Into Night at the Breakwater (2016)

Stephen A Taylor – Writhe 2 (2015)

Timothy Kramer – The Pendulum Swings (2016)

Moon Young Ha – (in)stillness (2015)

 

With support from Danish Composers´ Society´s Production Pool / KODA´s Cultural Funds and Embassy of Denmark.




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Saturday, April 9, 2015, 7:30pm

Smith Memorial Hall, UIUC at Urbana-Champaign

805 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

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Tour – Midwest | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
UIUC Composers

 

Works by UIUC composers:

Ralph Lewis, Will Pearson, M.O. Abbott, Trevor Moore

 

With support from Danish Composers´ Society´s Production Pool / KODA´s Cultural Funds and Embassy of Denmark.



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Sunday, April 10, 2016, 8:30PM

Constellation Chicago

3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

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Tour – DOUBLE BILL: DENMARK | AMERICA
Denmark & Midwest Composers

 

 

PROGRAM

Bent Sørensen: The Hill of the Heartless Giant (2001, for solo double bass)

Hans Abrahamsen – Kharon (2009, for solo trombone)

Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen – Trio (1997, for piano & flute)

Simon Steen­ Andersen – Study for String Instrument #2 (2009)

Carl Schimmel – Day Into Night at the Breakwater (2016)

Stephen A Taylor – Writhe 2 (2015)

Timothy Kramer – The Pendulum Swings (2016)

Moon Young Ha – (in)stillness (2015)

 

With support from Danish Composers´ Society´s Production Pool / KODA´s Cultural Funds and Embassy of Denmark.

 

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Tickets are available at the door and online: http://ticketf.ly/1RS2f2D





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Thursday, April 14, 2016, 7PM

Americas Society

680 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065

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PORTRAIT
Claude Vivier

 

Celebrate the anniversary of Canadian composer Claude Vivier’s 68th birthday at Americas Society with ENSEMBLE MISE-EN!

 

PROGRAM

Lettura di Dante (1974)
Greeting Music (1948)
Pour guitare (1975)
Et je reverrai cette ville étrange (1981)

 

Tickets: YPA Members free, non-members $20, Students & Seniors $10 (as is friends of mise-en)





Edison Denisov

Friday, April 29, 2016, 5PM

NYU Elmer Holmes Bobst Library

70 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012

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PORTRAIT
Edison Denisov

ENSEMBLE MISE-EN will be presenting a portrait concert featuring works by Russian composer Edison Denisov at New York University’s Bobst Library. This concert is a continuation of a series of portrait concerts presented in partnership with the Jordan Center for Advanced Russian Study at NYU. The program includes Denisov’s Two Pieces for Three Instruments, Sextet, Dedicare, and Widmung.

FREE ADMISSION



Monday, May 2, 2016, 7:00PM

 

Faulkner Recital Hall

 

2 West Wheelock Street Hanover, NH 13755

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DARTMOUTH RESIDENCY: Music, Soundspace & Architecture

 

From cathedrals to culture mediated through the web, public, private, and even virtual spaces have inspired composers and artists for centuries. Dartmouth’s 2016 New Music Festival will explore the theme “Music, Sound Space, and Architecture,” displaying diverse contemporary understandings of our environment.

 

The festival is comprised of four events over three days in early May. New-York-based contemporary-music ensemble mise-en will perform two concerts presenting music composed for the festival by aspiring and established Dartmouth composers. A third improvisation concertwill be held in Sarner Underground, featuring undergraduate and Digital Musics masters students. Sound art exploring the theme of sound space and architecture will be curated throughout the festival. Finally, a series of short talks by Dartmouth researches in varied fields will show how the arts and sciences have cross-pollinated contemporary understandings of sound in space.

 

The festival will present the works of the following faculty and Graduate and undergraduate student composers, improvisers and installation artists:  Brain Chalif, Prajeet Bajpai, Kui Dong, Joris van der Herten, Kyle Kaplan, Jiayi Lu, James Tecuatl-Lee, Orestis  Lykouropoulos, Stavros Orfeas Zormpalas,Stefan Maier, Daniel Miller, Spencer Topel and Victor Shepardson

 

For More Information visit: https://hop.dartmouth.edu/Online/newmusicfestival

 

 



Monday, May 3, 2016, 7:00PM

 

Spaulding Auditorium

 

2 West Wheelock Street Hanover, NH 13755

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DARTMOUTH RESIDENCY: Music, Soundspace & Architecture

 

From cathedrals to culture mediated through the web, public, private, and even virtual spaces have inspired composers and artists for centuries. Dartmouth’s 2016 New Music Festival will explore the theme “Music, Sound Space, and Architecture,” displaying diverse contemporary understandings of our environment.

 

The festival is comprised of four events over three days in early May. New-York-based contemporary-music ensemble mise-en will perform two concerts presenting music composed for the festival by aspiring and established Dartmouth composers. A third improvisation concertwill be held in Sarner Underground, featuring undergraduate and Digital Musics masters students. Sound art exploring the theme of sound space and architecture will be curated throughout the festival. Finally, a series of short talks by Dartmouth researches in varied fields will show how the arts and sciences have cross-pollinated contemporary understandings of sound in space.

 

The festival will present the works of the following faculty and Graduate and undergraduate student composers, improvisers and installation artists: Brain Chalif, Prajeet Bajpai, Kui Dong, Joris van der Herten, Kyle Kaplan, Jiayi Lu, James Tecuatl-Lee, Orestis Lykouropoulos, Stavros Orfeas Zormpalas,Stefan Maier, Daniel Miller, Spencer Topel and Victor Shepardson

 

For More Information visit: https://hop.dartmouth.edu/Online/newmusicfestival

 

 



Monday, May 9, 2016, 9PM

New York University Silver Center

24 Waverly Place Room 220

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Pop-Up Performance
Works by Moon Young Ha and Timucin Sahin


Presented by NYU First Performance Student Club
FREE ADMISSION!

featuing ensemble mise-en and Timucin Sahin Trio

Program
Moon Young Ha: scène v (2014) for piano
Moon Young Ha: (in)stillness (2015) for ensemble
Timucin Sahin Trio: A set of indeterminate works by Timucin Sahin



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Friday, May 13, 2016, 8PM

MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick

678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221

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COLA | Finale
World Premiere Concert

Works by Matthew Schickele, Amanda Feery, Matthew Barson, Su Seungeun Lee and Vincent Calianno

 

Ensemble mise-en will be presenting a concert of world premieres by Matthew Schickele, Amanda Feery, Matthew Barnson, Su Seungeun Lee, and Vin Calianno.

All of the composers for this concert are based in the New York area and are relatively early in their careers. ensemble mise-en has a goal of giving a voice to up and coming composers whose works are underperformed, and thrilled to be presenting these new works in pursuit of that goal.

The COLA concert series is a true collaborative effort between ensemble mise-en and the participating composers. This series places an emphasis on the relationship of composer and ensemble in order to fully engage both parties throughout the creative process. The writing of these new works involved meeting with the composers for a workshop of their sketches that took place earlier in September, which was followed by a reading session of the new work in January. COLA Finale, taking place on May 13th, is the end performance and the culmination of this process.

 


Tickets will be available at the door and can be purchased for $20 general admission or $15 for students and seniors. Your ticket will also include a complimentary drink.

MISE-EN_PLACE is located in the heart of Bushwick at 678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221. Directions: M train to the Central Stop or the L train to the Dekalb stop.

 



Mark

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 8PM

MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick

678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221

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SOLOIST #6
Mark Broschinsky

 

Program

Belma Beslic-Gal: atnajökulsþjóðgarður

Benjamin Taylor: Can You Crack It? for trombone and electroacoustic sounds

Christopher Jette: Susón for trombone, tape and live processing in a four channel environment

J. Mark Stambaugh: Serpens for Solo Trombonist


Tickets will be available at the door and can be purchased for $20 general admission or $15 for students and seniors. Your ticket will also include a complimentary drink.

MISE-EN_PLACE is located in the heart of Bushwick at 678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221. Directions: M train to the Central Stop or the L train to the Dekalb stop.



Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 7:30PM

Austrian Cultural Forum New York

11 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022

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CONNECTIONS: Austria-America
Music by Austrian and American composers

Works by Christof Ressi, Belma Beslic-Gal, Alexander Kaiser, Kurt Rohde, Gilbert Galindo and Hiroya Miura
More details TBA




June 22-25, 2016

Locations TBA



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MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016
A four-day new music festival in Manhattan & Brooklyn, NYC

Please visit the following website for more information:

festival.mise-en.org




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