June 22, 2024, 6P Festival Concert V 

MISE-EN_PLACE
341 Calyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
6PM

*Free Admission

Program

Matthew Goodheart (USA): Earconographies (2022-23)
Moon Ha: reciprocal response (2023-24)
Cecilia Suhr (South Korea/USA): Prism of Distortions (2023)
Adam Mirza: new work (2024, world premiere)

About the composers

Matthew Goodheart is a composer, improviser, and sound installation artist who has developed a wide body of work that explores the relationships between sound and sound production, materiality, and listener. His diverse creations range from immersive sound installations to large-scale microtonal and spatial compositions to open improvisations, which have been featured throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and Turkey in such diverse festivals and venues as Mise-En Festival, Estate Fiorentine, Harvestworks, Neue Musik Köln, MaerzMusik, New York Electroacoustic Music Festival, Performing Media Festival, The International Spectral Music Festival, Infrequent Seams Streamfest, June in Buffalo, Klappsthulfest, Jazz Ao Centro, NIME, and many others. His numerous awards and honors including the Berlin Prize in Music Composition, a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, and a Fulbright Grant to the Czech Republic where he worked with the historic quartertone pianos designed by Alois Hába. His work is featured in Craig Vear’s recent book The Digital Score. A lifelong teacher, he is Assistant Professor of Music Composition in the Department of Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is the organizer of the Reembodied Sound Symposium and Festival.

Website: https://wp.matthewgoodheart.com/


Moon Ha, an artist and researcher based in New York, utilizes a diverse range of tools and technologies—from traditional musical instruments and found objects to computers and handmade electronics—to create intricate soundscapes and music. While the combination of technology and music is not novel, what distinguishes his creative practice and current research is his exploration of approaches to music and sustainability, addressing crucial issues such as consumption, pollution, accessibility, and the overall stability of art and music creation. Recent projects underscore his commitment to sustainability, employing recycled and repurposed materials to craft new music and sound works. The focus on employing both new and “obsolete” audio technologies forms the backbone of his creative spectrum, which spans from traditional musical scores to intricate sound installations.

Website: https://sustainable-music.org/


Cecilia Suhr is an award-winning intermedia/interdisciplinary artist and researcher, multi-instrumentalist (violin, cello, voice, piano, bamboo flute), multimedia composer, painter, author, and improviser. She has won numerous awards in the fields of music, art, interactive media, and academic research, including the American Prize (Honorable Mention), MacArthur Foundation, Digital Media and Learning Research Grant Award, Pauline Oliveros Award from the IAWM, Silver Medal Award from the Cambridge Music Competition, Bronze Medal Winner from the Global Music Awards, and Best of Competition Winner in Interactive Media and Emerging Technologies from the Broadcast Education Association, to name a few. Her music has been performed and featured worldwide in professional organizations, including the ICMC, SEAMUS, EMM, SCI, NYCEMF, ACMC, Ammerman Center Biennial Symposium on Arts & Technology,  Tenor, Convergence, International Multimedia Arts Festival, New Music Gathering, Splice Festival, New Music on the Bayou, Performing Media Art Festival, Mantis Festival, VU Symposium, Turn Up Festival, Hot Air Music Festival, Moxonic Festival, Beast Feast, ISSTA, Klint Gut, and many more. She is the author of “Social Media and Music” (Peter Lang Press, 2012) and “Evaluation and Credentialing in Digital Music Communities” (MIT Press, 2014).  She is currenly an associate professor at Miami University Regionals.

Website: https://www.ceciliasuhr.com/


Adam Mirza‘s compositional approach involves the re-configuration and abstraction of bodily gestures and politically charged or culturally resonant sonic media. He strives to create unique performance spaces through and with his music, contemplating new performance contexts as much as the sounds themselves. His experimentation with microphones, live mixing, digital live processing, and loudspeakers aims to situate sounds within a particular space.

Mirza’s work is influenced by several thinkers and musicians, including Hannah Arendt, Helmut Lachenmann, and members of the NYC new music and experimental jazz scene. He is the founder and co-director of the new music organization Amp New Music.

Adam Mirza is an Assistant Professor of Composition in the Music Department of Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

Website: https://www.adammirza.com/