ENSEMBLE MISE-EN is proud to commence its fourth annual MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL
A six-day (June 20th – June 25th, 2017) New Music festival located in New York, NY
Chartreuse Ensemble
to be showcased in performance and workshops at venues local to Manhattan and Brooklyn, including:
German House, MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick, New York University, Scandinavia House,
and the Taipei Cultural Center.
Tuesday, June 20th @ MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick, 8:00 pm
678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221
Wednesday, June 21st @ German House, 6:00 pm
871 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
Wednesday, June 21st @ Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 9:00 pm
70 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012
Thursday, June 22nd @ MISE-EN_Place Bushwick, 8:00 pm
678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221
Friday, June 23rd @ Scandinavia House, 8:00 pm
58 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016
Saturday, June 24th @ Taipei Cultural Center, 4:00 – 10:00 pm
1 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017
Workshop Presentation/Festival Finale
Sunday, June 25th @ New York University GSAS Music Department Room 220, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
24 Waverly Pl, New York, 10003

From ENSEMBLE MISE-EN Artist Director Moon Young Ha:
“The MISE-EN Music Festival is as much a source of jubilance and cause for celebration, as it is a focused and energized artistic effort. We pause to give thanks to the many audience members, composers, performers, artists, organizers, and like-minded individuals who have made this year the most memorable and exciting yet in MISE-EN’s existence. This festival will serve to honor the legacy of this past year by providing a high-quality, professional performance outlet to many of today’s under appreciated compositional talents—all the while, maintaining an enjoyable and accessible atmosphere for our concert audiences. It is our hope, that, through this effort we may achieve a congruity between performers, composers, and audience members, to superb effect.”
NEW YORK, NY — This summer New Yorkers can expect a spectacular display of musical expressions from the 2017 iteration of the MISE-EN Music Festival. Since 2014, ENSEMBLE MISE-EN has provided this singular opportunity to experience music composed by today’s freshest talent, as viewed through a kaleidoscopic array of cultures, styles, mediums, and personalities—those domestic, as well as international. These 46 composer participants were selected from a pool of over 1,100 applicants to travel from locations around the globe to New York City to participate in this six-day festival. During their tenure with MISE-EN, each resident will take part in an intensive, hands-on, and collaborative rehearsal, workshop, and performance schedule with the ensemble, as well as be afforded the rare opportunity for artistic exchange with colleagues typically separated by barriers both geographical and social. Over the course of the six day festival, the ensemble and participating composers will give a total of 6 concerts (one of which being an evening length ‘marathon’ concert, exemplified by Bang on a Can) and 1 workshop.
The festivities begin (June 20th) with a concert of duets composed by festival participants. This concert will be held at MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick — the Brooklyn base of operations and rehearsal space of ENSEMBLE MISE-EN.
The second day of the festival (June 21st) will see two highly anticipated events: 1) a matinee performance at German House of works composed by Arne Gieshoff, Alyssa Weinberg, and Sojin Yoon, alongside a performance celebrating the 100th anniversary of late Korean master-composer, Isang Yun, and 2) a subsequent evening showcase of new electronic works composed by festival participants, to be held at to occur at the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library at New York University. In performing the work of Isang Yun, MISE-EN provides a rare vista into one of the most underrepresented forces underpinning the landscape of 20th century composition. Hailed by the New York Times for the “haunting” quality of his work, Yun is a rare and transcendental composer, who, throughout the course of his life sought to bridge gaps between peoples are cultures distrate in origin. The impact of Yun’s musical life on Korean culture has been compared to one of “19th-century Western composers who elevated the native idioms of their countries into classical form” (NYTimes). Indeed, the celebration of his 100th anniversary has proven to be a global event, however, this concert will be the only event in New York City to add to this celebration. We are proud to extend as much of his extensive oeuvre to the west as is possible.
The festival’s third day (June 22nd) will find MISE-EN engaged in premieres by festival participants at MISE-EN_Place Bushwick. The festival’s fourth day (June 23rd) will feature string works (with performances from Chartreuse Ensemble) composed by festival participants, and is to occur at Scandinavia House.
The festival will conclude with a marathon concert (June 24th) and a morning-after workshop and reading session (June 25th). The marathon will take place at the Taipei Cultural Center, and its programming will be as diverse as the composer and performers participating; the subsequent reading session and workshop will occur at New York University GSAS Music Department Room 220. The evening will feature new works involving a variety of styles, techniques, instrumentations, and durations, with performances by ENSEMBLE MISE-EN and Chartreuse Ensemble.
For more information regarding festival details, please visit: http://festival.mise-en.org/
ENSEMBLE MISE-EN is a New York-based contemporary music collective led by composer Moon Young HA. Comprised of talented young musicians, our personnel strive to bring a repertoire of challenging new sounds to diverse audiences. We wish to impart an experience that is simultaneously multi-cultural, intellectually stimulating, and aesthetically pleasing. As a collective, the multi-national personnel has coalesced around a real aesthetic agenda, crystallized in the name mise-en: “mee”, in Korean, means “beauty”, and “zahn”, “to decorate”, and the group unabashedly promotes “beautiful” artwork to increasingly diverse audiences of contemporary sounds.
The ensemble promotes large-scale, dynamic performances of contemporary music featuring the works of established and budding composers. Since its inception in 2011, ENSEMBLE MISE-EN has collaborated with many esteemed partners such as: Washington Square Contemporary Music Society, International Alliance for Women in Music, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, and many others. To date, the ensemble has presented over 350 pieces, including 150 works written for the group, and 101 US/NY premieres.

About Chartreuse Ensemble
Chartreuse is violinist Myra Hinrichs (Chicago), violist Carrie Frey (New York City), and cellist Helen Newby (San Francisco). As a tri-coastal trio, their goal is to take advantage of the distance by working with as many amazing people in their cities of residence as possible and commissioning new works from composers across the U.S. and in Norway. The trio’s most recent tour took them to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago, for performances of music by Bethany Younge, Kaija Saariaho, Peter Swendsen, Gregory Uhlmann, Andrew Rowan, Carolyn O’Brien, Kurt Isaacson, Matthew Chamberlain, Aaron Holloway-Nahum, and Scott Rubin. The trio’s summer plans include an installation piece with Marek Poliks involving everything from cranes and pulleys to plastic sheets, lighting and deep sub bass, to be developed in residency at Avaloch Farm; and premieres of new works by Aaron Holloway-Nahum, Tyler Futrell, and Matthew Ricketts.

About MISE-EN_Place Bushwick
(678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221)
MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick is home to ENSEMBLE MISE-EN and a snug concert venue situated in the heart of Bushwick in Brooklyn, New York. MISE-EN_PLACE aims to support and present music that allows us to engage with our audiences through educational workshops and interactive presentations—providing the public with meaningful connections to the incredibly vast, diverse and growing body of contemporary art.

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. Since then, the Cultural Center officially has changed its name to the Taipei Cultural Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York. (Its head office is the Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan. Due to an organizational reform by the central government, the Council for Cultural Affairs is upgraded to the Ministry of Culture on May 20th, 2012.) The Taipei Cultural Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office(Taipei Cultural Center) in New York is headed by a director, who is assisted by two officers, three specialists and one clerk.

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. Designed by the internationally renowned Polshek Partnership Architects (now Ennead Architects) and 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.


Moon Young HA
artistic director/chief executive officer

Cheryl Krugel-Lee
artistic coordinator/personnel manager

Aaron Muesing
2016-17 fellow

Board Members

Akiva Zamcheck, president
Kyle Reinhart, vice-president
Lydia Brown, secretary/treasurer
Ralph Crispino, Jr.
Moon Young Ha

Festival Musicians

Kelley Barnett, flute
Vasko Dukovski, clarinet
Alejandro Briceno, oboe
Remy Taghavi, bassoon
Hugh Ash, trumpet
Sam Nester, trumpet
Mark Broschinsky, trombone
Yumi Suehiro, piano
Dorothy Chan, piano
Josh Perry, percussion
Hajnal Pivnick, violin
Nikita Morozov, vioiln
Jeong-Eun Sim, violin
Carrie Frey, viola
Daniel Lamas, viola
Alexandra Jones, cello
Maria Hadge, cello
Evan Runyon, contrabass
Emilio Guarino, contrabass
Liz Hogg, electric guitar
Edo Frenkel, conductor
Moon Young Ha, conductor


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