Mise-en music festival 2014 hosted by ensemble mise-en will be presented from June 19 to 21 in collaboration with the Momenta Quartet, Ensemble Paramirabo, and more than 30 international composers. The works of these composers were selected from the festival’s call for scores, which yielded 862 submissions by 702 composers from 65 different countries.
In total, mise-en music festival will feature four curated concerts, one marathon concert (total 6 hours, comprising 6 sectional concerts), and three workshops. Three Taiwanese compositions of Fang-Wei Luo, TsenFang Lin and Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh will be played in the festival.
Ensemble mise-en is an innovative and versatile New York-based contemporary music collective led by composer Moon Young HA. With over fifteen of New York’s most talented musicians, our 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.
The Taiwanese composer Fang-Wei Luo
received his BA and MA from Taipei National University of the Arts. Now he is a composer of UC Davis Ph.D. program. Fang-Wei had studied quite a few traditional music of his culture. All these have urged him learn in depth about his own musical culture and have inspired a lot in composition. As a foreigner in America the string quartet “Silent Hills” presents his nostalgia. (6/21 Taipei Cultural Center) Tsen-Fang Lin
is finishing her master’s degree in composition at National Sun Yat-Sen University in Taiwan. She runs a music production studio in Kaohsiung, and composes as well as performs as a pianist. Her recent focuses have been on writing musicals and producing popular music recordings. Her piece “Winter Beijing” for solo flute in the festival is world premiere. (6/22 Tenri Cultural Institute) Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh
was born in Taiwan, grew up in New Zealand and Australia. She has always been fascinating by sound as a vehicle for communication and expressivity. Annie gained her Bachelor degree from University of Melbourne with first class honors in 2006. Then she attained her Master degree (composition) in 2010. Annie is currently a PhD candidate at the University of California, San Diego and will present the string quartet “Rules of Attraction” in the festival. (6/21 Taipei Cultural Center)
Admission is free. Ensemble mise-en is offering RSVP service.
For more information, please visit http://festival.mise-en.org/schedule/
【Mise-en music festival】Schedule
6/19 Korean Cultural Service (8:00pm)
460 Park Ave. #601, New York, NY 10022
6/20 Americas Society (7:00pm)
680 Park Ave., New York, NY 10065
6/21 Taipei Cultural Center (5:00pm)
1 E 42nd
Str., New York, NY 10017
6/21 Scandinavia House (8:00pm)
58 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016
6/22 Tenri Cultural Institute (4:00-10:00pm)
43 W 13th
Str., New York, NY 10011