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 multicultural and intellectually and aesthetically pleasing. As a collective, the multinational 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.

The ensemble promotes large-scale, dynamic performances of contemporary music featuring the works of established and budding composers. Since its inception in 2011, ensemble mise-en has collaborated with such esteemed partners as 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, I-Park, Goethe-Institute Boston, Villa Gillet (FR) and others. To date, the ensemble has presented a total of 281 pieces, including 114 works written for the group, and 86 US/NY premieres. The ensemble has performed at exciting venues such as (le) poisson rouge, Bohemian National Hall, Italian Academy, the DiMenna Center, Tenri Cultural Institute and the cell.



Moon Young Ha // artistic director & chief executive officer

MOON YOUNG HA is a founding member of and conductor for ensemble mise-en, and since 2014, has served as the Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer for the ensemble’s home venue MISE-EN_PLACE. Moon curates and conducts some of the most unexpected, perplexing, and prominent concerts of contemporary classical music in the city today. As a composer, Moon’s works are heard worldwide, commissioned by major ensembles and chamber orchestras, and featured in experimental collaborations with the musicians in New York-based ensemble mise-en.

His compositional output is as eclectic as the concerts he curates. Much of his work combines acoustic instruments with electronics, video, and choreography, reflecting influences from western, non-western, jazz, and pop idioms. His work also emphasizes organic development, narrative structure, and close research into spectral combinations, creating audible storylines that delight the senses and spur the imagination.

In recent seasons, his works have been premiered by groups sch as the International Contemporary Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, Empyrean Ensemble, Chatham Baroque, Momenta Quartet and many others. Moon has been resident composer at I-Park, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Omi International Arts Center, and was guest composer at the Intimacy of Creativity Project at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.



Kelley Barnett // flute & general manager

KELLEY BARNETT: A world traveled flutist, Kelley Barnett has performed in Southeast Asia, specifically Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand; Italy; and throughout the United States. She has participated in varied instrumental ensembles and genres of music such as Baroque, Classical and Romantic styles as well as Jazz, Contemporary Classical, and Cabaret. Based out of New York, Ms. Barnett has performed in various venues including Firehouse Space, MISE-EN_PLACE, Spectrum, 54 Below, Joe's Pub, and Birdland.

Kelley graduated from the Manhattan School of Music with a Masters in Contemporary Performance studying with Dr. Tara O’Connor. She received her Bachelor’s and first Masters from Lynn University Conservatory of Music and studied with Jeffrey Khaner and Renee Siebert. Kelley has performed with notable groups such as Manhattan School’s contemporary ensemble, Tactus; ShoutHouse; Ensemble Mise-en; Tenth Intervention; as well as co-founded the Lynn University New Music Ensemble. She has participated in Cortona Sessions for New Music, in Cortona, Italy; and the 2012 Vanguard Contemporary Music Festival, an intimate contemporary festival based in Miami, Florida. In addition Ms. Barnett has performed with the Palm Beach Symphony, Symphony of the Americas, and the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra.

Yumi Suehiro // piano & facility manager

YUMI SUEHIRO: Born in Osaka, Japan, Pianist Yumi Suehiro began studying piano at age 6, and marimba a year later. In Japan, Ms. Suehiro won numerous national and international competitions, including the top prize at the Kobe International Competition as the youngest winner. She performed Copland’s Piano Variations at Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie) as an AMTL Audition Winner, at Steinway Hall, presented by the Amati Music Festival, premiered Fifteen Minutes of Fame at Symphony Space presented by Vox Novus. At Lehman College, she graduated magna cum laude, studying piano with Peter Vinograde, percussion with Morris Lang, and composition with John Corigliano. She was featured there as a soloist on both piano and marimba, playing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Rosauro’s Marimba Concerto. Ms. Suehiro received her Master of Music degree in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music as a student of Zenon Fishbein and Peter Vinograde. While at Manhattan, she won second prize in the school’s 2010 concerto competition (John Harbison’s Piano Concerto), and in 2011 was chosen to perform Richard Wilson’s “Flashback” for Pierre Aimard’s master class. Most recently she performed Ligeti’s Piano Concerto in Sarasota, Florida, in January 2017.



Josh Perry // percussion & co-chief curator

JOSHUA PERRY is a passionate advocate for contemporary music and interdisciplinary performance mediums. Perry is a member of Iktus Percussion, Ensemble Mise-en, Hotel Elefant, and has recently performed with the Metropolis Ensemble and Mantra Percussion. Perry has premiered over 100 works for percussion and mixed ensemble. Past collaborations include working with composers John Luther Adams, Stefano Gervasoni, Annie Gosfield, Paula Matthusen, and Daniel Wohl. Perry has performed and given workshops at the Eastman School of Music, Princeton University, UC Davis, Michigan State University, Oberlin College, New College, and more. Recent notable performances include the Audio Trading Manual Festival in Seoul, Korea, the Festival Internacional de Inverno do Jordao in Brazil, and the Bang on a Can Marathon in NYC. He earned his B.M. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst under the instruction of Ayano Kataoka and Thomas Hannum. Perry is currently completing his Doctorate of Musical Arts at Stony Brook University, where he studies with Eduardo Leandro.

Mark Broschinsky // trombone & co-chief curator

MARK BROSCHINSKY has performed with numerous orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, New World Symphony, the Utah Symphony Orchestra, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Vermont Symphony, the Reading Symphony, and the Britten-Pears Festival Orchestra in England. He has been a featured solo recitalist at the University of California – Santa Barbara, Brigham Young University, Capital University, and Snow College. He also performed the Wagenseil Concerto for Alto Trombone at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT. He has appeared at such New York City venues as Le Poisson Rouge, Zankell Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, the Galapagos Art Space, the Tank, and John Zorn’s performance space, the Stone.

With an insatiable appetite for the new and unusual, Mark has commissioned and premiered numerous works. He is a core member of ensemble mise- en and has also performed with Wet Ink, Talea Ensemble, Argento New Music Project, Alarm Will Sound, and was a featured soloist at the New York Electronic Arts Music Festival. Mark actively participates in community outreach and is on the faculty of the Third Street Music School Settlement and Camp MSM in New York City. Mark earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He received a Master’s degree in trombone performance at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and a Graduate Performance diploma with Norman Bolter at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge. He earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Manhattan School of Music.



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Introduzione all’oscuro per 12 strumenti  (1981)
for 12 instruments
Composed by Salvatore Sciarrino

Performance Info
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Italian Academy at Columbia University

…More leaves…  (2000)
for Viola solo and quintet with electronics
Composed by Michael Jarrell

Performance Info
Thursday, June 23, 2016 at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
Performers: ENSEMBLE MISE-EN (feat. Hannah Levinson, viola)

artless beauty in pursuit of theory Op. 1  (2019)
for flute, clarinet, piano percussion, violin, cello with electronics
Composed by Moon Young Ha

Performance Info
Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Oil Tank Culture Park
Kelley Barnett, flute / Ford Fourqurean, clarinet / Yumi Suehiro, piano / Sabina Torosjan, violin / Maria Hadge, cello / Josh Perry, electronics / Moon Young Ha, conductor


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