APRIL 8, 2015
Press Release
For Immediate Release

A Five-Day New Music Festival in Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY, June 10- June 14

ensemble mise-en, Iktus Percussion, Dead Language and Rhythm Method String Quartet

Performances and Events will be hosted by:
the cell (June 10),
Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America (June 11),
MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick (June 12),
Taipei Cultural Center in New York (June 13) and
Roulette (June 14)

June 10: ensemble mise-en @ the cell (8pm)
June 11: Hans Abrahamsen Portrait / ensemble mise-en @ Scandinavia House (8pm)
June 12: Dead Language + Rhythm Method @ MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick (8pm)
June 13: New Music Marathon (ensemble mise-en / Iktus Percussion / Dead Language / Rhythm Method) @ Taipei Cultural Center in New York (4-10pm)
June 14: Luka Ligeti Portrait / ensemble mise-en @ Roulette (5:30pm)

June 10: Workshop I @ MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick (10am-12pm)
June 11: Workshop II @ MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick (10am-12pm)
June 12: Workshop III @ Taipei Cultural Center in New York (12-2pm)

NEW YORK, NY — ensemble mise-en is excited to announce MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2015, which will be presented in collaboration with Iktus Percussion, Dead Language, Rhythm Method String Quartet and more than 30 international composers. The works of these composers were selected from the festival’s call for scores, which yielded 737 submissions by 602 composers from 51 countries.

In total, the 2015 mise-en music festival will feature four curated concerts including portrait concerts of Hans Abrahamsen and Lukas Ligeti, one marathon concert (totalling six hours in length) and three composition workshops with mise-en performers and artistic staff for festival participants.

About ensemble mise-en
ensemble mise-en is an innovative and versatile New York-based contemporary music collective led by composer Moon Young HA. Drawing its roster from New York’s most talented young new music performers, mise-en’s multi-national personnel strive to bring a repertoire of challenging, new sounds to diverse audiences. The ensemble wishes to impart an experience that is simultaneously multi-cultural, intellectually stimulating, and aesthetically pleasing (“mee” in Korean means “beauty”, and “zahn” means “to decorate”), promoting large-scale composition projects and intense performances of contemporary music with programs featuring the works of many established and budding composers alike. (http://www.mise-en.org/)

Visiting Composers
Adriano Monteiro (Brazil), Alex Burtzos (USA), Alexander Liebermann (Germany/USA), Antonio Macaretti (Italy), Ari Ben-Shabetai (Israel), Brice Gatinet (France/Canada), Chih-Liang Lin (Taiwan/USA), Donal Sarsfield (Ireland/England), Enda Bates (Ireland), Eric Evans (USA), Erik Lund (USA), Erik DeLuca (USA), Eunkyung Park (South Korea), Feliz Anne Macahis (Philippines/Germany), Hannes Dufek (Austria), Haris Kittos (Greece/England), Jesse Jones (USA), Kenta Masuda (Japan), Marco Longo (Italy), Matthias Krüger (Germany), Michael Goodman (USA), Mike Vernusky (USA), Nathan Corder (USA), Ryan Homsey (USA), Shiuan Chang (Taiwan/USA), Sang Song (South Korea/USA), Sivan Eldar (Israel/France/USA), Weijun Chen (China/USA), Will Rowe (USA), Taylor Brook (Canada/USA), Sam Nichols (USA), Richard Beaudoin (USA), Lewis Nielson (USA) and James Romig (USA)

About MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick
(678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221)
ensemble mise-en’s home base in the heart of Bushwick, Brooklyn. The group’s administrative and creative headquarters since late 2014, MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick is a unique rehearsal, performance and recording space that hosts the ACOUSTIC+ electroacoustic concert series, neighborhood new music events and industry gatherings.

About the cell
(338 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011)
the cell creates works to mine the mind, pierce the heart, and awaken the soul. the cell is a not-for-profit collective for artists to incubate and present new work in the heart of Chelsea, Manhattan. A 21st-century salon, the cell curates evenings of modern music and drama by New York’s emerging artistic elite and provides a unique gallery space experience to exciting young visual artists.

About the Taipei Cultural Center
(1 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017)
The Cultural Center has played a significant role in enhancing Taiwan’s cultural image and promoting international cultural exchanges. To cope with the new trend of global cultural competition, the Taipei Cultural Center, breaking the regional boundary of New York City, has been actively bringing Taiwan’s cultures to North America and has strengthened cultural promotion considerably since July 2002. Its head office is the Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan, part of the the Ministry of Culture.

About Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
(58 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016)
Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America, the leading center for Nordic culture in the United States, offers a wide range of programs that illuminate the culture and vitality of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Scandinavia House offerings include diverse exhibitions and film series, as well as concerts and other performances, readings, lectures, symposia, language courses, and children’s activities. Inaugurated in October 2000, Scandinavia House is the headquarters of The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) and the site of ASF’s cultural and educational programming.

Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York, Danish Composers’ Society, KODA’s Cultural Funds, Scandinavia House, Edition Wilhelm Hansen, Danish Music Publishers Association, Consulate General of Denmark-New York, the cell, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York State Council on the Arts, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation and New York University

New Music Marathon is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Hans Abrahamsen Portrait is made possible in part with support from Danish Composers´ Society´s Production Pool / KODA´s Cultural Funds.

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

Lukas Ligeti Portrait is made possible in part with support from Austrian Cultural Forum New York.

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Moon Young HA
artistic director/chief executive officer
Moon Young HA has spent the past years working to redefine the new music scene in New York. As the founder and director of ensemble mise-en, Moon curates and conducts some of the most unexpected, perplexing, and widely noticed concerts of contemporary classical music in the city today. As a composer, Moon’s works are heard worldwide, commissioned by major ensembles and chamber orchestras, and featured prominently in experimental collaborations with the musicians of New York-based ensemble mise-en.

As artistic director of ensemble mise-en, Moon has debuted works by composers of international repute alongside those lesser known or under-played. During the past season, US and New York premiers have included woks by Bent Sørensen, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Isang Yun, Hans Abrahamsen, Kaija Saariaho and Wolfram Schurig; a concert-length collaboration with composer Wolfgang Mitterer on the debut of his piece “REMIX_2#” at Le Poission Rouge, and debuts of over two-dozen pieces by composers from the U.S. and abroad.

Moon’s compositional output is as eclectic as the concerts he curates. Much of his work combines acoustic instruments with electronics, video, and choreography, reflecting sundry influences from western, non-western, jazz, and pop idioms. The New York Times called his music “a wayward litany of pops, shivers and shrieks, by turns agitated and enervated”. But his work also emphasizes organic development, narrative structure, and close research into spectral combinations, creating audible story lines that delight the senses and spur the imagination. In the past years, Moon’s works have been premiered by groups such as the International Contemporary Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, Empyrean Ensemble, Chatham Baroque, Momenta Quartet and others. Moon has recently done residencies at I-Park, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Omi International Arts Center, and was guest composer at the Intimacy of Creativity Project at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.

Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Moon lives and works in New York City. He received degrees (B.M., M.M.) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at New York University, where he teaches music theory and composition.

Cheryl Krugel-Lee
Cheryl Krugel-Lee is a Brooklyn-based composer, arranger, and orchestrator whose work spans both the commercial and classical worlds. She has composed scores for theatre productions and films, orchestrated for musical theatre, collaborated with choreographers, and created numerous works for a concert setting. Cheryl earned her Master of Music degree from New York University where she studied primarily with Ira Newborn. For more information, please visit her website: www.cherylkrugel.com

Evan Runyon
director of special programs
Evan is an acoustic and electric bassist, improviser and sometimes vocalist that performs as a solo artist and with several groups in a bunch of different styles. He also writes and arranges music.

He grew up in Tucson, Arizona and now he lives in New York City but in a perfect world he'd live in Paris. In the 1910's. Constantly drinking absinthe. It'd be great. You'd all be welcome. So long as you didn't wanna talk about religion. Then we'd have a problem. There might be a duel..

Board Members

Moon Young HA, president
Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University

Akiva G. Zamcheck, secretary
Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University

Ann Sunwoo, treasurer
Graphic Designer, Cooper–Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Advisory Board

Ron Balfour

Lydia Brown
Producer, WNPR

Reiko Fueting
Composer/Professor, Manhattan School of Music

Elizabeth Hoffman
Composer/Associate Professor, New York University

Louis Karchin
Composer/Conductor/Professor, New York University

Kaija Saariaho

Andreas Stadler
Former Director of Austrian Cultural Forum New York

Nils Vigeland
Composer/Pianist/Professor, Manhattan School of Music


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