A festival produced by composer for composers—and for the listeners who love composers—MATA returns with a strong international lineup of events, starting with tonight's premiere-packed visit by Finnish ensemble Uusinta. New and recent pieces by Carolyn Chen, Natacha Diels and Alex Weiser are among the highlights on Apr 17. On Apr 18, two NYC powerhouse ensembles—Ekmeles and Talea—come together for one powerful evening. Oscar Bianchi's Matra receives its American premiere on Apr 19, performed by Neue Vocalsolisten and the International Contemporary Ensemble. The Vocalsolisten return for an afternoon matinee on Apr 20, and the finale on Apr 21 features the Mivos Quartet and Mantra Percussion in works by Daniel Wohl, Yotam Haber, Paula Matthusen and others.