Ensemble Mise-en Festival 2016 - this week, starting Wednesday, featuring a gaggle of more than 30 composers from all over the world. On Friday, trombone soloist Mark Broschinsky will perform an unusual work by Robert Carl - Updraft for tenor trombone and 9 other trombones pre-recorded. Composer notes that "all the pitches are natural harmonics off fixed positions of the slide, so it has a very open and striking sound, basically nothing but overtones (but a lot of them!)." The concert is 6 PM (note the time!) on this coming Friday June 24, at Scandinavia House (58 Park Ave, Manhattan).
In total, mise-en music festival will feature four curated concerts, one marathon concert (total 6 hours, comprising 6 sectional concerts), and two workshops.
Following the success of last year’s MISE-EN Festival, ensemble mise-en is enthusiastic and excited to present another festival of music by some incredibly talented composers from all over the world. Last year’s festival featured primarily pieces that already composed, but this year will include world premieres written specifically for ensemble mise-en. This festival is not just a series of performances – it as a composer-performer community event developed through mise-en’s close engagement to each composer involved.
ENSEMBLE MISE-EN is a New York-based contemporary music collective led by composer Moon Young HA. Comprised of talented young musicians, our personnel strive to bring a repertoire of challenging new sounds to diverse audiences. We wish to impart an experience that is simultaneously multi-cultural, intellectually stimulating, and aesthetically pleasing. As a collective, the multi-national personnel has coalesced around a real 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.