Ensemble mise-en presents “Europe + Americas” at Scandinavia House as part of a new music festival taking place across four 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 28 works by composers from across the globe to be performed.

The evening’s selections include:

Weld—Anthony T. Marasco (USA, 2015)
Selections from the Hinterland Archives—Erik Dæhlin (Norway, 2016) (World premiere)
Résonance/extrapolation—Martin Loridan (France, 2015) (U.S. premiere)
Untitled#1—Fernando Alexis (Canada, 2014) (NY premiere)
Updraft—Robert Carl (U.S., 2009) (NY premiere)
Xenophobian Melomania—Bjørn Morten Christophersen (Norway, 2016) (World premiere)

About ensemble mise-en

Ensemble mise-en is a New York-based contemporary music collective led by composer Moon Young Ha. Comprising talented young musicians, it strives to bring a repertoire of challenging new sounds to diverse audiences. The ensemble strives to impart an experience that is simultaneously multi-cultural, intellectually stimulating, and aesthetically pleasing. As a collective, the multi-national group has coalesced around an 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, Open Meadows Foundation, New York University, New York Foundation for the Arts, I-Park, Goethe-Institute Boston, Villa Gillet, and others. To date, the ensemble has presented a total of 208 pieces, including 86 works written for the group, and 54 US/NY premieres. The ensemble has performed at exciting venues such as (le) poisson rouge, Bohemian National Hall, Italian Academy, the DiMenna Center, Tenri Cultural Institute, and the cell.



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FRI—6-24-2016—6 PM
$15 ($10 ASF Members)