Debuting in December of 2017, A Room of One’s Own is a MATA initiative presenting female-identifying composer-performers in nontraditional concert environments.  A Room of One’s Own works with featured artists to create a space for them to create future-forward, unexpected works that look beyond the scope of the concert hall.  If you would like to propose a work to be programmed on A Room of One’s Own, please contact us as email hidden; JavaScript is required


Past Events

A Room of One’s Own: Victoria Cheah

October 12, 2018 | 8:00 pm Project-Q | Hamilton Heights, NY

MATA’s future-forward A Room of One’s Own series returns with composer-performer Victoria Cheah, in an intimate evening of works that blend performance art and concert music. Presented at Project-Q, a converted garage in Hamilton Heights, A Room of One’s Own features Cheah performing works from her Tell series, plus live-processed covers of Barry Manilow songs.

A Room of One’s Own: Nadia Botello’s Sono / Aqua

April 21, 2018 | 6:30 – 9:30pm Imagine Swimming Tribeca

MATA’s A Room of One’s Own series continues with a submersive experience featuring composer and sound artist Nadia Botello. Set in and around a swimming pool, audience members will become a part of the music by swimming, floating, or fully submerging themselves in a pool of sound.

A Room of One’s Own: Gabrielle Herbst’s Vulnerability

Friday, December 15th, 2017 | 8:00 pm Bedford-Stuyvesant, Private Residence | Brooklyn, NY

Set in a renovated historic brownstone in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, “Vulnerability”, will use its domestic setting to explore themes of anxiety, fear, and struggle in today’s fractured world. Guided by the musicians, listeners will weave their way through the home on a path that combines elements of theatrical lighting and choreography, a traditional salon concert, and intimate glimpses of daily life.