In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to postpone our Premieres IX concert and workshop until further notice. We thank everyone for your understanding and tireless support of TENMC.  Stay tuned for updates about our 2020/2021 season in the coming weeks!  We wish you all health and safety during difficult this time. 

Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh

 Born in Taiwan and raised between New Zealand and Australia, Hsieh’s compositional interest focuses on music as an immersive physical experience and considers sonic expressions in terms of performative corporeality and musical-social interactivity. She received her doctorate degree from the University of California, San Diego, working with Lei Liang and Katharina Rosenberger. Recent commissions include Symphony Services Australia, The Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Wien Modern, Foundation Royaumont, Red Fish Blue Fish, Quince Ensemble andELISION Ensemble, among others.  

Hsieh’s music has been presented in internationally at events such as 
Beijing Modern Music Festival, 
Metropolis New Music Festival, 
OzAsia Festival, WasteLAnd Music Series (LA), 
The National Gallery of Victoria ‘Melbourne Now’ exhibition’, 
Tuesdays at Monk Space (LA), 
Center for New Music (SF), 
UC Davis The Art of Migration Festival, 
Mise-en Festival, 
Tectonic Festival, ISCM 
World Music Days, 
International Rostrum of Composers, 
SEAMUS, 
Seoul International Computer 
Music Festival, 
Opera Memphis Midtown Opera Festival, 
Eavesdropping Symposium in London, 
Pittsburgh Festival of New Music, 
Huddersfield Festival of Contemporary Music and Bendigo 
International Festival of Exploratory Music.

She has been a recipient of several awards such as the 2017 APRA (Australian Performance Rights Association) Art Music Fund, The Dorian Le Gallienne Composition Award, as well as supports from the New Music USA, Australian Cultural Fund, Australian Council of the Arts grants, the National Cultural and Arts Foundation (Taiwan), the Carnegie Mellon University Berkman Fund and was recently a finalist for the Belegura Emerging Composer Award as part of the Melbourne Prize 2019.   

Hsieh’s current research delves into embodied physicality in performance through technological augmentation. Recent projects include Pixercise - a collaboration with UK-based flutist Kathryn Williams that addresses the effects of extreme physical activities and the impact of piccolo performance, The implicit Self – an on-going collaboration project with choreographer Veronica Santiago Moniello that examines the symbiotic relationship between movement, space, memory and sonic expressions. Hsieh is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon University where she teaches courses music theory and interdisciplinary musical practices.

 

 

Matt Kline

 

Matt Kline is a composer, double bassist and conductor currently living in San Diego, California. Matt’s music has received performances world wide through collaborations with Sandor Ostlund, Todd Meehan, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Mari Kawamura, Chris Sies, Mark Dresser and Maggie Hasspacher. In 2010 he won the International Society of Double Bassists composition award and was commissioned for their Family Album. His double bass adaptation of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Capriccio per Siegfried Palm is published through Schott. Matt enjoys an active career as a double bassist and conductor. He is currently working on a doctorate in music performance at UC San Diego.

Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi