SEASON 19 | 2017-18


Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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.