East Haddam, CT, August 22, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- In collaboration with Ensemble Mise-en, IPark’s Composers + Musicians Collaborative Residency program will culminate in a series of concerts. 6 new pieces will be premiered at a free concert in the sanctuary of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in East Haddam, CT on Sunday, August 23rd at 2 p.m and the Cell, a ticketed event, in New York City, on Monday, August 24 at 8:00 pm.
The goal of the artist-in-residency program is to enrich the traditional creative process involved in bringing a music project from concept to concert. It will pull together a group of composers and a new-music performing ensemble in an intimate, immersive residency setting.
There is limited capacity at the St. Stephen’s concert. Sign-up online for your free ticket(s) to assure seating. http://www.i-park.org/
Composer + Musicians Collaborative Residency Details:
I-Park is pleased to announce that it will be hosting an onsite Composers + Musicians Collaborative Session from August 16 to 24, 2015 as part of its 2015 artists-in-residence season. This experimental program was developed by I-Park and its partner, Ensemble Mise-en. The goal is to enrich the traditional creative process involved in bringing a music project from concept to concert. It will pull together a group of composers and a new-music performing ensemble in an intimate, immersive residency setting. The program will encourage collaborative exchanges of ideas and inspiration, entail numerous readings of the new works – and culminate in a series of 3 concerts.
The six participating composers, selected by Ensemble Mise-en music director Moon Young HA and a group of ensemble members, are: Daniel Fishkin, Eun Young Lee, Pascal Le Boeuf, Hakan Ulus, Rafael Amaral and Sang Song. Fishkin has performed as a soloist on modular synthesizer with the American Symphony Orchestra and developed sound installations in freight elevators and abandoned concert halls. Young’s work received the first prize at the Tsang-Houei Hsu International Music Composition Award and the 2008 Max Di Julio Prize at the Nevada Encounters of New Music (N.E.O.N.) Festival. Le Boeuf has established himself as a leading figure in the next generation of jazz artists with three albums featuring performances of the “Le Boeuf Brothers,” several studio projects as a sideman and countless international performances. Amaral has been awarded first place in the classical music category, as well as the mentoring prize in the general arts category, at the University Competition Arts Program “Nascente.” Song is a Korean-born composer based in New York City. He is a graduate of Seoul National University (B.A. in Aesthetics), Columbia University (Ph.D. in Philosophy) and Yale Law School (J.D.).
The Ensemble Mise-en musicians are: Maria Johnson (flute), Carlos Cordeiro (clarinet), Mark Broschinsky (trombone), Yumi Suehiro (piano), Sabina Torsian (violin) and Evan Runyon (contrabass).
The invited composers were asked to write a semi-complete composition written specifically for this orchestration. The works will be brought to completion in collaboration with the ensemble during the residency. The 6 new pieces will be premiered at a free concert in the sanctuary of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in East Haddam on Sunday, August 23 at 2:00 pm – and again at the cell, a ticketed event, in New York City, on Monday, August 24 at 8:00 pm. There is limited capacity at the St. Stephen’s concert. Sign-up online for your free ticket(s) to assure seating.
Additionally, each participating composer will be paired with an ensemble member to collaborate on a totally separate piece for solo instrument. These works will be created from scratch during the residency – through the one-on-one interaction of the composer and musician – but also in the context of the inspiring natural environment that exists at I-Park. This aspect of the residency will result in 6 new site-responsive works that will, conditions permitting, be premiered in the I-Park landscape by the Ensemble Mise-en musicians after the concert at St. Stephen’s. This is a ticketed event.
I-Park is both an open-air and a closed-studio laboratory for individual creative pursuits in the fields of music composition/sound art, the visual arts, architecture, moving image, creative writing and landscape/garden/ecological design. It also initiates and sponsors specially-themed inter-disciplinary and collaborative projects for the purpose of moving these ideas out of the laboratory and bringing them to life in the public domain. I-Park supports these investigations through its international artists-in-residence program, the aesthetic engagement of its natural and built environments and with on-site exhibitions, performances and collegial exchanges. Since 2001, I-Park has provided over 600 fully-funded 4-week artists’ residencies.
Ensemble Mise-en (“mee” in Korean means “beauty,” “zahn” means “to decorate”) 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, their multi-national personnel strive to bring a repertoire of challenging, new sounds to diverse audiences. They wish to impart an experience that is simultaneously multi-cultural, intellectually stimulating and aesthetically pleasing. The ensemble promotes large-scale composition projects and dynamic performances of contemporary music featuring the works of established and budding composers.
Since its founding in 2011, Ensemble Mise-en has collaborated with many esteemed partners such as the Washington Square Contemporary Music Society, International Alliance for Women in Music, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, Open Meadows Foundation, New York University, New York Foundation for the Arts, Goethe-Institute (Boston), Villa Gillet (Lyon, France) and more. To date, the ensemble has presented a total of 115 pieces, 40 of which were original works written for the group, and 41 U.S. and New York premieres. The ensemble has performed at a variety of exciting venues such as (le) poisson rouge, Bohemian National Hall, the Tank, the DiMenna Center, Tenri Cultural Institute, The Invisible Dog Art Center and the cell.
Ensemble Mise-en’s mission is to create a concert experience that encourages engagement with its audiences through educational workshops and interactive presentations – while providing the public with meaningful connections to the incredibly vast, diverse and growing body of contemporary compositions. Their performing season series and summer festival bring about interaction between audiences of all musical backgrounds and abilities, including programs for young and less-experienced composers. Ensemble Mise-en takes great pride in curating programs that foster multi-cultural exchanges within New York City’s new music scene.