Founded in 2011, 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 young musicians, their multi-national personnel strive to bring a repertoire of challenging, new sounds to diverse audiences, imparting an experience that is simultaneously multi-cultural, intellectually stimulating and aesthetically pleasing (“mee” in Korean means “beauty”, and “zahn” means “to decorate”). Ensemble mise-en promotes large-scale composition projects and intense performances of contemporary music. As an ensemble, it is their mission to create a concert experience that allows them to engage with their audiences through Q&A sessions, educational workshops and presentations, all of which promote the public’s exposure to the incredibly vast, diverse and growing body of contemporary compositions. Not only does their ensemble support interaction with audiences of all musical backgrounds and abilities, but they are also highly supportive of young and lesser-experienced composers. Moreover, they take great pride in curating programs that allow for multi-cultural exchange within New York City’s new music scene.
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