Press Release | Festival 2023

New York, NY, Thursday, May 25, 2023 – ENSEMBLE MISE-EN is thrilled to announce
the MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2023, a four-day festival presenting cutting-edge
research in contemporary sound, from June 19 to June 22, at venues in Manhattan and
Brooklyn. All festival performances by ENSEMBLE MISE-EN (NY), are free and open
to the public.

Concerts will be held at MISE-EN_PLACE (Brooklyn), the Fisher Feldstein Immersion
Room at New York University Bobst Library (Manhattan), Tenri Cultural Institute
(Manhattan), and the National Opera Center (Manhattan).

Concert Schedule:
(341 Calyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222)

June 20, 6PM: NYU Bobst Library Avery Fisher Feldstein Immersion Room
(70 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012)

June 20, 9PM: Tenri Cultural Institute
(43A W 13th St, New York, NY 10011)

(341 Calyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222)

(341 Calyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222)

June 22, 8PM: National Opera Center
(330 7th Ave 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001)

Tickets (Free Admission)

MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2023 attempts a piercing view into aesthetic,
technological, and social/political quandaries in contemporary music. Over four days,
the ensemble will present works by twenty-six international composers chosen from
1681 submissions from around the world. This year’s festival combines six meticulously curated concerts with workshops and composer presentations. All events are free and
open to the public.

Our opening concert on June 19 at MISE-EN_PLACE (Greenpoint) is produced in
collaboration with Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council, and includes works by Swiss
and American composers Maja Cerar (Switzerland), Terri Hron (USA), Paul Matthusen
(USA), Annie Ruefenacht (Switzerland), and Heinz Holliger (Switzerland).

On June 20, the MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL moves to NYU Bobst Library Avery,
Fisher Feldstein Immersion Room, to present performances of electronic works by
Claire Hu (USA), Nathan Haering (USA), Ian Whillock (USA), MASSIMO VITO
AVANTAGGIATO (Italy), and han geul lee (South Korea).

On the evening of June 20, Tenri Cultural Institute will come alive with a variety of small
instrumental ensembles. The program includes works by Judith Lang Zaimont (USA),
Dinah Bianchi (USA), Sepehr Pirasteh (Iran), Dylan Findley (USA), and Moon Young Ha
(South Korea/USA).

Returning to MISE-EN_PLACE on June 21, the festival presents acoustic and electro-
acoustic pieces by composers from around the world; Hans Lennart Jonsäll (Sweden), Itzá García (Mexico), Arvid Kraft (Sweden), and Alberto Carretero (Spain).

Later in the evening, (9PM) we continue at our home venue, MISE-EN_PLACE, with our
most eclectic program, combining research into new technology and acoustic
complexity. The program begins with a virtual reality piece by Rob Hamilton (USA) and
an electro-acoustic string duet by Fredrik Gran (Sweden), and then explore acoustic
intricacies through works by Olga Rayeva (Russia/Germany) and Marin Khorkova

The final performance of the festival, on June 22, will be held at the National Opera
Center (Manhattan). This program spans from mesmerizing duets to awe-inspiring large
ensemble works. The composers are Yang Liu (China), Bryndan Moondy (USA), Jeff
Nichols (USA), Patrick Marcland (France), and Ana Gnjatović (Serbia).

This year, in addition to our 6 concerts, ensemble mise-en is thrilled to present a
workshop series in collaboration with the New York University Music Department. This
program intends to fuel critical discussion and collaboration between composers,
musicians, and all parties to new music performance on the social implications (and
prognoses) of contemporary music trends. Further details on these events will be
announced in the near future, as the festival draws closer.

About ensemble mise-en:
ensemble mise-en/ mise-en place, is a contemporary music ensemble and performance
venue in New York City. We pursue new work that challenges the social contract by any means, including research in technology, acoustics, form, and style. We enable large-
scale composition projects and performances that span the breadth of contemporary sound, and strive to spark discussion and collaboration between people from all walks
of life and from around the world.

For more information, please visit our website:

The MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2023 gratefully acknowledges the support of the
following organizations:
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
New York State Council on the Arts
Pro Helvetia (Swiss Arts Council)

For media inquiries and interview requests, please contact:
Melina Faylor, manager