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A six-day (June 20th – June 25th, 2017) New Music festival located in New York, NY featuring ENSEMBLE MISE-EN with Chartreuse Ensemble

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

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/