MATA Festival 2023

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MATA Festival 2023

Featuring Ensemble-in-Residence Found Sound Nation, MATA Festival 2023 Celebrates New Musical Ruminations and Voices

By Music at the Anthology (MATA)

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May 31 · 8pm - June 3 · 11pm EDT


Roulette Intermedium 509 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217

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May 31, 2023 – Evening 1: Sound, Space, Ritual

This evening features pieces that set intentional and even ritualistic space for deep listening, meditation and improvisation.

Akari Komura – Moon Greeting

Che Buford – I have been here before

Dion Nataraja – Kafka, Postmortem

Isabel Crespo Pardo – la línea será

Kristofer Svensson – Av Hav

Yiheng Yvonne Wu – Sound-Body/Sound-Space

Maja Linderoth – Mouthpiece

June 1, 2023 – Evening 2: Plug In, Turn Up

In this evening’s performance we turn it up, recontextualizing and harnessing elements of live band shows of all kinds to transform the energy of the contemporary classical listening space.

Ivy Alexander – Infinite

Alexander Noice – Ambit

Jennifer Grossman – Meridian


Aaron Edgcomb – L'amour:La Mort

Ben Richter – P A N T H A L A S S A: Dream Music of the Once and Future Ocean

Yiheng Yvonne Wu – Sound-Body/Sound-Space

DM R – New Work Commissioned by FSN for the 2023 MATA Festival

June 2, 2023 – Evening 3: Voice, Lineage, Humanness

This evening features works about people and the nuances of our collective humanity. We examine lineages, histories and voice, confronting human beauty, human pain, and the connections in between.

Jessica Pavone – Hidden Voices

Jimena Maldonado – Repeat their names - Mvt. II, Feminicidios, Mvt. III, Resistencia

Molly Joyce – The End

Yan Ee Toh – Of Celestial Dreams

Lila Meretzky, – All mute things speak today

Che Buford – i said...

Jaehoon Choi – Brushing

Sofia Scheps – New Work Commissioned by FSN for the 2023 MATA Festival

June 3, 2023 – Evening 4: Mosaic: Memories and Mosaic: Dreams

This evening is a special event curated by Ensemble-in-Residence Found Sound Nation.

Mosaic: Memories – an experiential and performative mythology of the hidden cosmologies expressed in the stories, song traditions, home rituals, and relationships of women.

Mosaic: Dreams – A collection of short pieces that take us into the dreams of a group of children who live under the shadow of a separation wall, near the Qalandia checkpoint in Ramallah, Palestine.

About the organizer

The first MATA Festival took place in 1998, and showcased Jonathan Hart Makwaia, singing his own compositions, alongside performances by Lisa Moore and Ted Baker. Since then, MATA presents an internationally-recognized annual festival each spring in New York City of new music by early-career composers selected from a free global call for submissions; MATA Presents, commissioned projects presented at venues and non-conventional spaces throughout New York; and MATA Jr., an evening of music by pre-college composers, mentored by emerging composers, and performed by top performers in new music.

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