Brooklyn, NY/ April 25th, 2016/ – ensemble mise-en will be presenting a new music festival across 4 days at various venues in the New York City area. After hosting a call for scores which received 792 submissions, ensemble mise-en has selected 31 works by composers from across the globe to be performed.

Following the success of last year’s MISE-EN Festival, ensemble mise-en is enthusiastic and excited to present another festival of music by some incredibly talented composers from all over the world. Last year’s festival featured primarily pieces that already composed, but this year will include world premieres written specifically for ensemble mise-en. This festival is not just a series of performances – it as a composer-performer community event developed through mise-en’s close engagement to each composer involved.

In total, mise-en music festival will feature four curated concerts, one marathon concert (total 6 hours, comprising 6 sectional concerts), and two workshops.

The first of these concerts (June 22) will feature exciting and compelling works by SungHie Ahn (South Korea), Yu Kuwabara (Japan), Alexander Sigman (USA), Christopher Adler (USA), and Moon Young Ha. This concert will take place at the cell theatre at 8:00pm.

The second concert on the program (June 23) will be a portrait concert of works by Michael Jarrell, a notable and very talented Swiss composer. He was previously awareded the Acenthes Prize, the Beethovenpreis, the Marescotti Prize, and many others. ensemble mise-en is incredibly excited to be presenting his rarely performed works here in New York as part of this festival. mise-en is also thrilled to be doing the united states premiere of Essaims-Cribles, his 20-minute chamber ballet. This concert will take place at The DiMenna Center at 8:00pm.

The third concert (June 24) will feature works by European as well as North and South American composers. Featured composers include Anthony T. Marasco (USA), Erik Dæhlin (Norway), Martin Loridan (France), Fernando Alexis (Mexico), and Bjørn Morten Christopherson (Norway). This concert will take place at Scandanavia House at 6:00pm.

The final concert on the festival program (June 25) is a New Music Marathon (total of 6 hours), which will include works ranging from solo pieces to compositions for chamber orchestra, and from acoustic music to electroacoustic music. Also featured on this marathon will be performances by Exceptet and Phoenix Quartet. This concert will take place at the Taipei Cultural Center at 4:00pm.

Along with the concert series, ensemble mise-en is thrilled to present a workshop series which will encourage the participation of composers, musicians, and audience members. These workshops will take place on June 22 at the MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick at 11:00am and on June 25th at the Taipei cultural center at 12:00pm.


Moon Young HA
artistic director/chief executive officer

Cheryl Krugel-Lee
general manager

Vin Calianno
development coordinator

Christina Tarn
production and operations manager

Alex Tran
executive assistant

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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