The Wet Ink Ensemble is a unique collection of composers, improvisers and interpreters committed to making adventurous music. With a 19-year history of outstanding achievement in the programming and presentation of contemporary music, Wet Ink has earned an international reputation as one of the most innovative and virtuosic ensembles working today.

Wet Ink most commonly performs as a septet comprised of a core group of composer-performers that collaborate in a band-like fashion, writing, improvising, preparing, and touring pieces together over long stretches of time. This approach has led to an incomparable body of work marked by a keenly developed performance practice, played in concert with ferocity, commitment, and expressivity.

A consistent advocate for young musicians, Wet Ink has commissioned, premiered and recorded numerous works by emerging composers. The group has also collaborated with a wide range of highly-renowned artists including George Lewis, Evan Parker, Christian Wolff, and the AACM composers (during a 2-night retrospective at The Kitchen in 2008), and has introduced NYC audiences to major European figures including Peter Ablinger, Mathias Spahlinger, and Beat Furrer.

Wet Ink takes a multifaceted approach to the presentation and promotion of adventurous music. The group regularly functions as The Wet Ink Large Ensemble, a flexible roster of over twenty NYC-based soloists dedicated to ambitious, large-scale projects. Wet Ink’s seven co-directors are passionate educators, and the ensemble has been engaged in residencies at the Walden School, Duke University, Amherst College, Northern Illinois University, UC San Diego, Sacramento State University, UC Davis, Hannover Musik Hochschule (Germany), the Royal Academy of Music (UK), Smith College, and at the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute (Miller Theater, NYC), among others. Wet Ink also regularly performs in Europe, including recent concert highlights at the Con Voce festival (Lucerne, Switzerland), the Sinus Ton festival (Magdeburg, Germany), and Café OTO (London, UK).



Please find examples of Wet Ink's performances on our media page, www.carrierrecords.com, and on Soundcloud, where we have begun to archive our live performance highlights.



NEWS


Submissions to the 2018 Large Ensemble Readings project are now open. More info about the application process HERE

She Tackled Aristotle in an Opera. Next Up: Medieval French Couplets. New interview/profile of Kate Soper in the New York Times.

Sam Pluta's new album "Broken Symmetries" featuring Wet Ink is now out. Find it on bandcamp HERE

Alex Mincek's album "Torrent" made it onto The 25 Best Classical Music Recordings of 2017 (The New York Times), The Best Albums of 2017 (The Nation), and The Best Contemporary Classical Albums of 2017 (Bandcamp Daily). Order your copy HERE!

Wet Ink's performance of Kate Soper's "Ipsa Dixit" was listed in The New Yorker's Notable Performances of 2017 and Best of 2017: 10 Memorable Musical Events (National Sawdust Log).

Eric Wubbels's debut album, featuring Wet Ink Ensemble, is now available on Carrier Records.

Mariel Roberts' new album Cartography, featuring "gretchen am spinnrade" by Eric Wubbels, was listed on The Best Contemporary Classical Albums of 2017 (Bandcamp Daily). Cartography is available on New Focus Recordings.

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