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 (totaling 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/)
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 Ministry of Culture, Taiwan.
Visiting Composers from Taiwan
Chih-Liang Lin is a Taiwanese composer. Her compositional interests include expressive power of sound, electronic sound effect. She is currently a third year DMA student in composition at The Ohio State University, working with Jan Radzynski as well as studying electronic music with Thomas Wells and Marc Ainger. She is also the resident composer of the OSU Symphony in 2014. Ms. Lin received her MM degree from The Boston University, where she studied with Joshua Finberg, Richard Cornell. She received her Bachelor of Music from National Taiwan Normal University, where she worked with Ching-Yu Hsiau.
Shiuan Chang, co-director and conductor of Hai-Dao Ensemble, studied composition with Malcolm Peyton at New England Conservatory, just finished his military service in Taiwan in January 2013. Shiuan's music has been performed at venues and festivals including Suntory Hall, Jordan Hall, Merkin Hall, Bartok Hall, Tenso Music Days in Belgium, June in Buffalo, highSCORE in Italy, and the Bartok festival in Hungary. He has had the honor to study with Lee Hyla, Stefano Gervasoni, Marco Stroppa, Phillippe Leroux and maestro Peter Eotvos. He has also worked with Ensemble Musicatreize, signal ensemble and Alter Ego.
Shiuan has also won few piano competitions in Taiwan, and he’s been as an active contemporary music conductor in Boston. For upcoming project in 2015, he is collaborating with few ensembles such as Neue Vocalisten Stuttgart, Schreck Ensemble, Composit Ensemble, and continuing the direction of Hai-Dao Ensemble.