Counterstream Radio
New Music Streaming 24/7
New Music Playlists
Browse Music, Video, Interviews and more.

Boston Counterpoint

Premiere of new works for ensemble and electronics of New York and German artists in a collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Boston.

The Latest Update

Friedrich Heinrich Kern: Winterreisen (2014, world premiere)

Posted on July 24, 2014 by ENSEMBLE MISE-EN, INC.

ensemble mise-en
@ Goethe-Institut Boston
May 2, 2014

Samuel Marques, clarinet
Jack Chan, bassoon
Elizabeth Martignetti, horn
Sabina Torosjan, violin
Hajnal Pivnick, violin
Viola-Adam Matthes
Alexandra Jones, violoncello
Ben Thomas, contrabass
Yumi Suehiro, piano
Moon Young Ha, conductor


With an ensemble comprised of over fifteen of New York’s most talented musicians, I strive to bring a repertoire of challenging, new sounds to Boston, imparting an experience that is simultaneously multi-cultural, intellectually stimulating and aesthetically pleasing.

In 2013, I have had the inspiring opportunity to collaborate with members of ensemble mise-en, resulting in my composition Les Adieux for two violins. At the center of the concert in 2014 will be two world premieres by Moon Young HA and myself. Both compositions incorporate the use of electronics, to be used in mise-en’s permanent performance repertoire and exploring the vast possibilities in developing a new ensemble sound.

The concert will feature a diverse body of new music composers, including Enno Poppe (Germany), Matthias Pintscher (New York/Germany), Isang Yun (Korea/Germany), Moon Young HA (Korea/New York), and myself (Germany/New York). Because our program will highlight a large number of New York and German composers in first performances, I am very excited to work in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut, New England’s highly respected center for German culture and education, who has generously provided us with performance space.

We will hold a series of open discussions with the composers prior to our performances, during which audience members will have an opportunity to speak with the composers whose works we are featuring. We will also have Q&A sessions during our intermissions so that the community can ask both composers and musicians questions regarding the music, and all will be welcome to attend our post-concert receptions, where composers, performers and audience members may further their conversations over food and drinks. In order to promote educational awareness and to inspire wide-reaching participation, these sessions will be documented as video recordings and posted to our website for public viewing. Online commentaries for each video will be opened to the public and relevant comments will be taken into consideration for subsequent videos in the series, creating a worldwide sense of collaboration.


Enno Poppe (Germany) – Herz (Boston premiere)
Isang Yun (Korea/Germany) – Oktett (Boston premiere)
Matthias Pintscher (Germany) – on a clear day
Friedrich Heinrich Kern (Germany) – Winterreisen (world premiere)
Moon Young HA (Korea/New York) – A New Work (world premiere) 

We are very much looking forward to having such an incredible opportunity to broaden our outreach through a mutual exchange of music and ideas with members of the Boston community.

Project Media


I'm sorry, this media seems to be unavailable.

Friedrich Heinrich Kern discusses his work Les Adieux and the collaboration with ensemble mise-en.


I'm sorry, this media seems to be unavailable.

Written for ensemble mise-en.
Moon Young Ha, composer;
ensemble mise-en, performer;
mise-en @ the cell, New York City; May 2, 2013, 8pm

Like this? Login or register to make a playlist of your favorites pieces.

Written for ensemble mise-en.
Matthias Kranebitter, composer;
ensemble mise-en, performer;
Moving Sounds Festival 2013, Brooklyn; September 21, 2013

Start and End Dates



Boston, Massachusetts

1 update
Last update on July 24, 2014

Project Created By

New York, New York
Friedrich Heinrich Kern is a romantic wanderer crossing borders of genres and sounds. He performs on rusty pianos in dusty clubs and shines with otherworldly tones at the Metropolitan Opera. One of the few professional glass harmonica soloists worldwide, Friedrich began his musical journey with the piano and began composing at an early age. He…

In Collaboration With

New York, New York
New York, New York


Leave a Reply