25 ($20 ASF Members)
The 2016 MATA Festival kicks off at Scandinavia House with the American debut performance of Norway’s genre-busting Ensemble neoN. Their vivacious program comprises works from six different countries, including a piece by Norwegian composer and Ensemble neoN member Jan Martin Smørdal.
Founded in 1996 by Philip Glass, Lisa Bielawa, and Eleonor Sandresky, the MATA Festival is a New York-based, annual, contemporary music festival devoted to championing the works of young composers.
About Ensemble neoN
Based is Olso, Norway, Ensemble neoN was formed by Jan Martin Smørdal and Julian Skar in 2008. Comprising nine musicians, two composers, and a conductor, neoN aims to present music at the highest level possible, focusing on Norwegian and international works,
and has been involved with the creation of cross-genre projects that straddle both the popular and art-music worlds, as well as interdisciplinary collaborations with visual, performing, and installation artists.