SEASON 19 | 2017-18






ALEX MINCEK "TORRENT" ALBUM RELEASE


Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
7:30pm
Scholes Street Studios
375 Lorimer St, Brooklyn
$10 general, free for students


We are excited to open Wet Ink's 19th Season with a concert celebrating the release of Wet Ink founder and co-director Alex Mincek's second full-length recording, "Torrent", the first disc in iconic web magazine Sound American's Young Composer Portrait series.

The program on September 26th at Scholes Street Studio will feature the premiere of new music from Mincek's Harmonielehre, an ongoing cycle of works for violin and piano written for Wet Ink's Josh Modney and Eric Wubbels, and performances by special guests String Noise (performing Mincek's new violin duo) and renowned experimental trumpeter Nate Wooley (performing works by Anthony Braxton alongside Wet Ink musicians).

Torrent is available as a deluxe art object meant to give the listener a multivalent overview of Mincek's history, aesthetic, and impact on the contemporary music world. The disc comes in a beautiful hardcover book-like case along with 28 pages of notes including the composer's conversation with Sound American Editor and experimental trumpeter Nate Wooley and in-depth interviews with members of the Wet Ink Ensemble.

Wet Ink is featured as the performing ensemble on the album alongside Yarn/Wire and Mivos Quartet. The Wet Ink Large Ensemble performs "Pendulum VII" and "Pneuma" (feat. Michael Ibrahim, saxophone), and Wet Ink members Josh Modney & Eric Wubbels perform selections from "Harmonielehre", an ongoing large-scale composition for violin & piano.






WET INK LARGE ENSEMBLE RECORDING PROJECT


December 9th-14th, 2017
Oktaven Audio
Mt. Vernon, NY


Wet Ink heads to Oktaven Audio in December to record the debut release of the Wet Ink Large Ensemble, featuring work by Katherine Young, Anthony Braxton, and the Wet Ink composers.






CONSTELLATION FREQUENCY FESTIVAL


February 23rd, 2018
Constellation
3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL


World premiere of new works by Sam Pluta and Alex Mincek for the Wet Ink Ensemble core septet.






MINCEK & PLUTA NYC PREMIERES


March 3rd, 2018
8pm
22 Boerum Pl, Brooklyn, NY
$10 general / free for students


NYC premiere of new works by Sam Pluta and Alex Mincek for the Wet Ink Ensemble core septet.






SPRING CHAMBER CONCERT


POSTPONED TO NEXT SEASON
Scholes Street Studio
375 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY


World premiere of Eric Wubbels's piano trio (featuring Mariel Roberts, Josh Modney, and Wubbels) alongside works by Kate Soper and Rick Burkhardt.






WET INK SEASON FINALE & LARGE ENSEMBLE READING


June 15th, 2018, 8pm
St. Peter's Church, Chelsea
346 W 20th St, New York, NY


Wet Ink presents works by composers and improvisers Ingrid Laubrock, Lea Bertucci, Darius Jones, and Charmaine Lee. The composers will perform alongside Wet Ink's core ensemble with special guests Peter Evans and Weston Olencki. Program will also include Peter Ablinger's "Black Series".






WET INK LARGE ENSEMBLE READING


June 16th, 2018, 10am-5:30pm
St. Peter's Church, Chelsea
346 W 20th St, New York, NY
Free and Open To The Public


An all day workshop of pieces selected for the 2018 Large Ensemble Readings, by Anne H. Goldberg, Noah Jenkins, and Lisa Atkinson. Free and open to the public.