JUNE LARGE ENSEMBLE EVENTS





FESTIVAL OF ADVENTUROUS MUSIC FOR LARGE ENSEMBLE


Monday, June 12th & Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
8:00pm
St. Peter's Church, Chelsea
NYC
$10 general, free for students


Wet Ink’s Festival of Adventurous Music for Large Ensemble at St. Peter’s Church, Chelsea on June 12 & 13 brings together the contemporary music virtuosos of the Wet Ink Large Ensemble for 2 evenings of rarely heard, ambitious work by composers from around the world. In addition to the concerts, Wet Ink will host the 2nd Annual Large Ensemble Readings Project on June 14, featuring open workshops and documentation of 3 new works by composer participants Vicente Hansen Atria, Victoria Cheah & Andrew Harlan (free and open to the public!).

The first concert on June 12 features Sam Pluta’s dynamic “Portraits / Self Portraits” for violin and ensemble (Josh Modney, violin) and Catherine Lamb’s meditative “Parallaxis Forma” for voice and ensemble (Kate Soper, voice) alongside works by Tim Parkinson and Peter Ablinger.

The June 13 program features a selection from Wet Ink’s 1st Annual Large Ensemble Readings, young Polish composer Mikolaj Laskowski’s “Oh Zoroaster” for piano and ensemble (Laura Barger, Piano), alongside works by the Wet Ink composers - the NYC premieres of Alex Mincek’s “Cadeau” and Kate Soper’s “The Ultimate Poem is Abstract” (this performance supported by a BMI Foundation Jeffery Cotton Award), and Eric Wubbels’s “Auditory Scene Analysis, Part I”.






2ND ANNUAL LARGE ENSEMBLE READINGS


Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
10am-6pm
St. Peter's Church, Chelsea
NYC
Free and open to the public
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Congratulations to composer participants Vicente Hansen Atria, Victoria Cheah & Andrew Harlan! The Large Ensemble Readings on June 14th offers the opportunity for 3 composers to have new pieces workshopped and documented by the Wet Ink Large Ensemble in an intensely focused, constructive and friendly environment. The sessions allow for a look into the creative process in a casual setting, and are free and open to the public!





2016-17 CONCERT SEASON





THE NATURE OF SOUND


Saturday, September 10, 2016
8:00pm
St. Peter's Church, Chelsea


Wet Ink Ensemble presents a rare New York City event - a concert of electro-acoustic music in 12 channel surround sound. This concert focuses on the music and legacy of French musique concrète pioneer Bernard Parmegiani, who passed away in 2013. Violostries, Parmegiani’s 1965 masterwork of mixed music, performed by Wet Ink’s Josh Modney, headlines the concert. Also on the bill will be Sam Pluta’s homage to Parmegiani, Points Against Fields, featuring bassoonist Dana Jessen, Paula Matthusen’s of implacable subtraction, Chris Mercer’s inquisitive exploration of the calls of lemur species, The Audible Phylogeny of Lemurs, and a new work for fixed media composed for the event by New York-based electronic musician David Adamcyk.






PRINCETON COMPOSERS' TRIBUTE; MILTON BABBITT: A CENTENARY CELEBRATION


Sunday, September 18th, 2016
8:00pm
Princeton University
Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall


In the finale of this centenary celebration, Princeton composers react to Milton Babbitt and his legacy. Wet Ink's Josh Modney and Eric Wubbels will perform a world premiere for violin and piano by Jeff Snyder ("Lynes") and Babbitt's 1966 duo "Sextets."






ERIC WUBBELS ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT


Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
8:30pm
Spectrum NYC
121 Ludlow St, #2


A celebration of the release of Eric Wubbels's new album on Carrier Records, "Duos with Piano, Book 1". Concert program to include duos performed by Wubbels on piano alongside Erin Lesser, flute ("Shiverer"), Weston Olencki, trombone ("contraposition"), and Josh Modney, violin ("the children of fire come looking for fire"). Refreshments will be served.






"IPSA DIXIT" AT SMITH COLLEGE


Friday, October 28th, 2016
8:00pm
Helen Hills Hills Chapel
Northampton, MA


The premiere performance of the complete music to Kate Soper's "Ipsa Dixit", an extended quasi-theatrical chamber work written for Wet Ink members Erin Lesser, Josh Modney & Ian Antonio. Premiere of the fully staged version coming to NYC in February 2017






TOCSIN


Thursday, November 3rd & Friday, November 4th, 2016
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
Pioneer Works
Redhook, Brooklyn
Tickets/Info

On November 3 and 4, 2016, Pioneer Works will present two evening length concerts of the music of Patrick Higgins, performed by some of New York’s most acclaimed ensembles. Featuring Vicky Chow, Mivos Quartet, and Wet Ink Ensemble, this program of three compositions for string quartet, piano trio, and chamber orchestra will be paired with an immersive installation and visual content inspired by the musical scores and in collaboration with visual artists Tauba Auerbach and Alexander Arroyo.






"IPSA DIXIT" AT EMPAC


Friday, December 9th, 2016
8:00pm
Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)
Troy, NY


Staged premiere of "Ipsa Dixit" and the cutting-edge Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in Troy, NY.






WINTER CHAMBER CONCERT


Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
8:00pm
St. Peter's Church, Chelsea
$10 general, free for students


Wet Ink's annual Winter Chamber Concert at St. Peter's Church, Chelsea in NYC, featuring performances by the Wet Ink Ensemble with guest collaborators. Program to be announced.






LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY RESIDENCY CONCERT


Friday, January 27th, 2017
8:00pm
Lawrence University
Appleton, WI


A concert of Wet Ink's music at LU, along with residency activities with student performers and composers.






WET INK SEPTET @ CONSTELLATION


Sunday, January 29th, 2017
8:30pm
Constellation Frequency Series
Chicago, IL
Info/Tickets


Wet Ink's full ensemble debut at Constellation, featuring work by the Wet Ink composers and Anthony Braxton.






"IPSA DIXIT" - NYC PREMIERE


Friday, February 3rd & Saturday, February 4th, 2017
7:30pm
Dixon Place
NYC
Info/Tickets


IPSA DIXIT (“she has said it”) is an evening-length work of theatrical chamber music that explores the intersections of music, language, and meaning through blistering ensemble virtuosity and extended vocal technique. Drawing on texts by Lydia Davis, Freud, Plato, and Aristotle, and developed over six years of intense collaboration by the members of the Wet Ink Ensemble, IPSA DIXIT blends elements of monodrama, Greek theatre, and screwball comedy to skewer the treachery of language and the questionable authenticity of artistic expression.






WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY RESIDENCY CONCERT


Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI


WMU Residency, including a concert of Wet Ink music focused on electro-acoustic works, plus student composer readings and masterclasses.






"IPSA DIXIT" - EMPAC RESIDENCY, PART 2


March 20th - 24th, 2017
Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)
Troy, NY

The conclusion of Wet Ink's EMPAC residency - high quality audio and video documentation of "Ipsa Dixit".






FESTIVAL OF ADVENTUROUS MUSIC FOR LARGE ENSEMBLE


Monday, June 12th & Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
8:00pm
St. Peter's Church, Chelsea
NYC
$10 general, free for students


The Wet Ink Large Ensemble returns with a 2-night festival of ambitious, large-scale music in June, featuring works by the Wet Ink composers, Mikolaj Laskowski, and much more. Full program details to be announced this spring!






2ND ANNUAL LARGE ENSEMBLE READINGS


Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
10am-7pm
St. Peter's Church, Chelsea
NYC
Free and open to the public
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Wet Ink is pleased to announce the second annual Large Ensemble Readings project, an initiative designed to provide three composers with the opportunity to have their music workshopped and documented by the Wet Ink Large Ensemble in an intensely focused, constructive, and friendly environment.