SEASON 17 | 2015-16


Friday, September 11, 2015
7:30pm - 10:30pm
Roulette (Brooklyn, NY)

Wet Ink's season begins at the closing night of the 2015 Resonant Bodies Festival of contemporary vocal music, performing Kate Soper's "Ipsa Dixit". The evening will also feature performances by the wonderful vocalists Jeffrey Gavett and Rachel Calloway. More info on the Resonant Bodies Festival website.


Saturday, September 26, 2015
Concert - 8:00pm | Pre-concert talk: 7:30pm
Mildred Sainer Pavilion
New College of Florida - Sarasota, FL

Wet Ink performs "Ipsa Dixit" at this outstanding Sarasota-based concert series devoted to contemporary music. In addition to the concert, Wet Ink will take part in an "Artist Conversation" on September 24th. More info on the NMNC website.


Saturday, November 7th, 5:00pm
Sunday, November 8th, 5:00pm
Times Square, btw 42nd & 43rd St
New York, NY
Free Admission

The Wet Ink Large Ensemble is proud to join Robin Rhode, conductor Arturo Tamayo, and soprano Carole Sidney in two, free public performances of Arnold Schoenberg's "Erwartung" (1909) in Times Square. More info on the Performa 15 website.


Sunday, December 13, 2015
Sage Hall
Smith College - Northampton, MA

The first part of Wet Ink's 2015-16 residency at Smith College concludes with a concert of works by the Wet Ink composers and friends. Program to include works by George Lewis, Fernando Garnero, Kate Soper, Alex Mincek, & Eric Wubbels. Special guest saxophonist Ryan Muncy of ICE ( will join the Wet Ink Ensemble in Alex Mincek's "Color-Form-Line".


Tuesday, December 15, 2015
St. Peter's Church, Chelsea
346 West 20th St, New York, NY
$10 general | free for students

Wet Ink's annual Winter Chamber Concert in NYC to include works by Fred Lerdahl, Agata Zubel, George Lewis, Alex Mincek, Fernando Garnero, & Sam Pluta. Wet Ink will be joined by frequent guest collaborators Ryan Muncy of ICE (, Mariel Roberts of Mivos (, and Liam Kinson of TAK (


Saturday, January 16th, 2016
Spectrum NYC
121 Ludlow St #2, NYC
$20/15 at the door

The excellent (con)temporary (in)sights concert series presents a recital of new works for violin & viola performed by Wet Ink's Josh Modney, with Eric Wubbels & Kate Soper. Program to include music by Mario Diaz de Leon, Zach Seely, Sky Macklay, Kate Soper, Scott Wollschleger & Eric Wubbels. For complete info please see the Facebook event and the (con)temporary (in)sights website


Wednesday, January 20, 2016
National Sawdust
80 N. 6th St, Brooklyn (Williamsburg)

The next installment of Wet Ink's ongoing Portrait Concerts series will celebrate the work of Anthony Braxton. The program will showcase the extraordinary breadth and scope of Braxton's output, from the early Stockhausen-influenced chamber works to the development of his “Ghost Trance Music” series, and later works with electronics and unusual instrumentation. Featuring members of the Wet Ink Large Ensemble and special guests.


Friday, February 12, 2016
Start time TBA
Oberlin College Conservatory of Music

Wet Ink's Mid-West tour begins in Oberlin. Program to include large-scale works by Sam Pluta and Eric Wubbels for electronics, piano, and violin (Josh Modney).


Sunday, February 14, 2016
3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL

Wet Ink's debut at renowned experimental venue Constellation in Chicago will include large-scale works by Sam Pluta and Eric Wubbels for electronics, piano, and violin (Josh Modney).


Friday, February 26, 2016
Workshop: 2pm | Concert: 4pm
Amherst College
Amherst, MA

Wet Ink's residency at Amherst College begins with a concert of chamber music by Kate Soper, Eric Wubbels, and Sam Pluta.


Monday, March 7, 2016
Chicago Symphony Orchestra MUSICNOW Series
Harris Theater at Millenium Park
205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago, IL

Kate Soper, Erin Lesser and Sam Pluta of Wet Ink join musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in performances of Soper's "Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say" and Eric Wubbels's "katachi." More info on the Event Page on the CSO website.


Monday, April 18, 2016
Saint Anselm College
Manchester, NH

Wet Ink is pleased to present Kate Soper's "Ipsa Dixit" on an afternoon concert at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire.


Saturday, April 30, 2016
St. Peter's Church, Chelsea
346 West 20th St, New York, NY
Free Admission

Wet Ink is proud to join with Columbia Composers for the second year running in a concert of premieres, written for the unique capabilities of the Wet Ink Large Ensemble and the Wet Ink Ensemble.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Time TBA
Earle Hall
Smith College - Northampton, MA

Part two of Wet Ink's residency at Smith College concludes with a concert of works by Smith undergraduate composition students.


Friday, May 6, 2016
Start Time TBA
Amherst College
Amherst, MA

Wet Ink's residency at Amherst College concludes with a concert of chamber music by undergraduate student composers.


Monday, May 9, 2016
Roulette (NYC)
$20/15 online, $25/20 doors

Wet Ink is proud to present Mathias Spahlinger's hourlong masterpiece "extension", for violin and piano, on the first night of the Darmstadt Institute NY 70 Year Anniversary Celebration. Featuring Josh Modney (violin) and Eric Wubbels (piano).


Monday, June 6, 2016
the home of Alex Lloyd
35 White St., #2 (@ Church St.)

Wet Ink’s 2016 Gala Fundraiser will be held at Alex Lloyd’s beautiful TriBeCa home (the former studio of Barnett Newman!). Open bar, signature cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres will be served throughout the evening. There will be performances, honored guests, and more - details to be announced!


Friday, June 10th, 2016
St. Peter's Church, Chelsea
346 West 20th St, New York, NY

Wet Ink's annual gathering of the Wet Ink Large Ensemble, a group of commanding new-music virtuosi from the NYC area committed to adventurous music. This year's concert will include a piece selected from an international call for scores.


Saturday, June 11th, 2016
10:00am - 7:00pm
St. Peter's Church, Chelsea
346 West 20th St, New York, NY

Wet Ink's Large Ensemble Readings Project launches in June! We are looking forward to working with selected composers Emily Praetorius, Zeynep Toraman, Sam Yulsman, Murat Colak & Mikolaj Laskowski. Events free and open to the public. Please see the PROJECT PAGE for details and application instructions.

SEASON 16 | 2014-15


Saturday, 10/25, 7pm: Wet Ink Ensemble @ Sinus Ton Festival, Magdeburg
Works for ensemble with electronics

ALEX MINCEK: Of Concentric Circles (World Premiere)
SAM PLUTA: Broken Symmetries
ERIC WUBBELS: katachi (World Premiere of complete version)
KATE SOPER: Voices from the Killing Jar (excerpts)

Monday, 10/27: @ Hannover Hochschule
Workshop/Presentation for composition and performance students
"Duos" Concert

ERIC WUBBELS: "the children of fire come looking for fire" for violin and prepared piano (excerpt)
KATE SOPER: Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say, for soprano and flute
ALEX MINCEK: Nucleus, for tenor sax and drumset

Monday, 10/27, 8pm: Wet Ink Ensemble @ La Plaque Tournante, Berlin
Concert of chamber works, feat. guest mezzo-soprano Lore Lixenberg

ALVIN LUCIER: Silver Streetcar for the Orchestra
KATE SOPER: Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say
SAM PLUTA: Jim Altieri with Ring Modulator Circuit
JOHN CAGE: Aria with Fontana Mix

Wet Ink @ Clocktower - John Supko & Bill Seaman: s_traits, with Wet Ink Ensemble
Pioneer Works Center for Art & Innovation
159 Pioneer St
Brooklyn 11231
[free admission]

Clocktower Productions and Pioneer Works, Center for Art and Innovation present the release event for composer John Supko's innovative CD, s_traits, created in collaboration with media artist Bill Seamanand the intelligent computer program, bearings_traits. The performance features musicians from Wet Ink Ensemble, performing alongside bearings_traits' spontaneously generated music, composed by navigating an 110-hour database of audio samples and forging them into multitrack pieces in real time. To complement the music, a video program, arranged by Seaman, projects free-form images in the space.

NYC Season Concert 1: Winter Premieres
Monday, 12/15, 8pm
St. Peter's Church, Chelsea
[tickets $10 / free for students]

KLAUS LANG: zwillingsgipfel, for flute and piano (US Premiere)
ERIC WUBBELS: doxa, for prepared vibraphone and prepared piano (World Premiere)
PETER ABLINGER: Book of Returns, for ensemble and electronics (NYC Premiere)
ALEX MINCEK: Of Concentric Circles, for ensemble and electronics (US Premiere)
KATE SOPER: The Understanding of Things, for ensemble and electronics (World Premiere)

NYC Season Concert 2: MANTRA Percussion Collaboration
Friday, January 16th, 2015
The Winter Garden at Brookfield Place

A concert of premieres for percussion sextet by Wet Ink composers Eric Wubbels, Alex Mincek, and Sam Pluta with choreography by Deborah Lohse. Presented by Arts Brookfield as part of Ecstatic Music Festival.

UK Tour
January 23-27th, 2015

Wet Ink makes its UK debut in a trio format (Josh Modney / Sam Pluta / Eric Wubbels), performing Eric Wubbels's "the children of fire come looking for fire" and a new work by Sam Pluta for violin, piano, and live electronics.

Recital: Antonio/Modney
February 2015

Wet Ink inaugurates its new "Recital Series" initiative with a program of works performed by percussionist Ian Antonio and violinist Josh Modney. Program to include the NYC Premiere of Bernard Parmegiani's seminal electro-acoustic work Violostries, for violin and tape.

Mathias Spahlinger: "extension"
March 15th, 2015
Bond Chapel, University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Wet Ink travels to Chicago to perform Mathias Spahlinger's "extension" (1979), a tremendous, rarely-performed 50-minute work for violin and piano. This concert presented as part of the Spahlinger Festival at University of Chicago. Featuring violinist Josh Modney and pianist Eric Wubbels.

Smith College Residency: Ipsa Dixit
March 25-26th & April 30th - May 3rd, 2015
Smith College
Northampton, Massachusetts

Wet Ink will work with student composers at Smith College, culminating in a workshop performance of new pieces. Additionally, Wet Ink will premiere a preview version of Kate Soper's Ipsa Dixit for flute, violin, voice and percussion, which will ultimately be presented in NYC as a semi-staged theater production in Fall 2015.

NYC Season Concert 3: Columbia Composers
April 25th, 2015
The DiMenna Center

An evening of premieres by Columbia University graduate students in composition, performed by the Wet Ink Large Ensemble. Featuring composers Stylianos Dimou, Ashkan Behzadi, Sky Macklay, Chris Trapani, Robert Toscano, and Ryan Pratt (with guest violinist Marina Kifferstein).

Wet Ink @ Music Mondays - Hearing Voices: Music of Kate Soper
May 11th, 2015
Advent Lutheran Church
2504 Broadway @ 93rd St.

Wet Ink performs excerpts of Kate Soper's Ipsa Dixit, for violin, voice, flute, and percussion. Also featuring performances by Gelsey Bell and Brett Umlauf.

Wet Ink's 2015 Gala Fundraiser, honoring Nils Vigeland
Friday, June 5th, 2015, 7-10pm
@ the home of Alex Lloyd
35 White St., #2 (@ Church St.)

Wet Ink’s 2015 Gala Fundraiser will be held from 7-10pm on Friday, June 5th at Alex Lloyd’s beautiful TriBeCa home (the former studio of Barnett Newman!). Open bar, signature cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres will be served throughout the evening. This year’s Gala honors special guest composer/performer/educator Nils Vigeland. Wet Ink will be performing Vigeland’s work 33 1/3 Dances for flute and violin, as well as some other musical surprises.

NYC Season Concert 4: GENERATE - works for Large Ensemble and Chamber Ensemble

June 8th, 2015, 8pm
Roulette - 509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Members of the Wet Ink Large Ensemble will perform works by Katherine Young, David Brynjar Franzson, Mahir Cetiz, Sam Pluta, and Alex Mincek. This concert supported in part by a Jeffery Cotton Award from BMI Foundation, Inc.

for more information, see here:

SEASON 15 | 2013-14

May 22nd, 2014 at 8pm

St. Peter's Church Chelsea
346 W 20th St
New York, NY 10011

James Saunders- 511 Possible Mosaics
Alex Mincek- Chamber Concert
Bryn Harrison- surface forms (repeating)
Eric Wubbels- Auditory Scene Analysis
Laurence Crane- Sparling 2000

January 18th, 2014

Forum Neue Musik Luzern

Wet Ink presents a mini-portrait concert of Katharina Rosenberger, as well as a concert of works devoted to Wet Ink member composers Alex Mincek, Sam Pluta, Kate Soper, and Eric Wubbels. In addition the ensemble premieres a new work written for Wet Ink by Peter Ablinger.

This engagement is supported by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Katharina ROSENBERGER- "TEXTUREN" Portrait Concert

Interlude I: «In Cloud Forests»
«Texturen» für 5 Instrumente, Stimme und Elektronik
«miroir» für Flöte und Sopran-Saxophon
Interlude II: «A Plant Press»
«Parcours III», Version für 5 Instrumente und Elektronik, UA
(arr. Nicholas Deyoe)
Interlude III: «megalastrum - ferns»
«Torsion» für Klavier Solo

Wet Ink

Alex MINCEK: For Petr Kotik
Kate SOPER: Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say
Eric WUBBELS: katachi
Peter ABLINGER: Book of Returns (UA)

Wet Ink Ensemble and Carrier Records Present
with special guest Jacob Sacks

December 15, 2013
9PM @ Spectrum
121 Ludlow St, New York, NY


Kate Soper: Mad Scene from Voices from the Killing Jar
Katharina Rosenberger: TEXTUREN
Jacob Sacks solo performance
Rick Burkhardt: TED

The Wet Ink Ensemble presents

Evan Parker Electroacoustic Septet
Mivos Quartet
Wet Ink Ensemble + Large Ensemble

September 30th - October 1st, 2013

Wet Ink Ensemble/Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Septet

Wet Ink Ensemble Performs Anthony Braxton and Peter Ablinger
Improvisations by Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Septet

September 30, 2013, 8pm

509 Atlantic AveBrooklyn, NY


Wet Ink Ensemble:
Composition 227 by Anthony Braxton
Verkündigung by Peter Ablinger


Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Septet

Evan Parker, saxophones
George Lewis, trombone and electronics
Ikue Mori, electronics
Ned Rothenberger, clarinets
Peter Evans, trumpet
Okkyung Lee, cello
Sam Pluta, electronics


Wet Ink Ensemble + Mivos Quartet + Yarn/Wire
October 1st, 2013 | 8:00pm
St. Peter's Church, Chelsea
346 West 20th Street New York, NY 10011
$10 general | free for students


Eric Wubbels: alphabeta
Peter Evans: Returns

performed by Yarn|Wire

David Brynjar Franzson: On Repetition and Reappearances
Sam Pluta: Chain Reactions/Five Events

performed by Mivos Quartet

SEASON 14 | 2012-13

DECEMBER 8, 2012 at 8PM

Kate Soper's Voices from the Killing Jar and Broken Symmetries by Sam Pluta
This event is also the "RELAY" CD release event. Copies will be available at the door.

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music - 450 West 37th Street - New York, NY - $15/$10

FEBRUARY 8, 2013 at 8:30PM

Eric Wubbels/Alex Mincek Double Portrait Concert - feat. Mivos Quartet, Yarn/Wire

Wubbels: Tautology and Translation, Katachi I+II, The Children of Fire Come Looking for Fire
Mincek: Pendulum VI: Trigger, Pendulum VI, String Quartet 3

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music - 450 West 37th Street - New York, NY - $15/$10

MARCH, 4 2013 at 7:30pm

Wet Ink at MATA Interval Series, curated by Wet Ink's Artistic Director, Alex Mincek.

Works by: Ben Hackbarth, Simon Steen-Andersen, Ted Hearne, and Sam Pluta

New York Live Arts
219 West 19th Street
New York, New York 10011

MARCH, 30 2013 at 10pm

Joshua Modney and Eric Wubbels: works for violin and piano

Works by Eric Wubbels, Alex Mincek, and Salvatore Sciarrino

The Stone - Corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street, New York, NY - $10
APRIL, 13 2013 - 8pm

Wet Ink performs large ensemble works by Columbia Composers

Works by: Paul Clift, Zosha DiCastri, Bryan Jacobs, Ashley Nail, Ryan Pratt, and Matthew Ricketts,

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music - 450 West 37th Street - New York, NY - free


SEASON 13 | 2011-12

SEPT. 22. 2011 - 8PM
George Lewis and Wet Ink Ensemble / Morton Subotnick and Tony Martin
Presented by Interpretations
George Lewis - Les Exercices Spirituels (2010)
George Lewis/Sam Pluta - Improvisation
509 Atlantic AveBrooklyn, NY

Wet Ink California Tour
NOV. 9-16. 2011 11/9-11/11 - Santa Clara University
11/12 - Sacramento State Festival of New American Music
11/14 - Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis
11/17 - Teresa McCollough with Wet Ink Ensemble at Roulette

Duke University Residency
DEC. 8-10. 2011
FEB. 23-25. 2012
APR. 4-6. 2012 Wet Ink Ensemble will be in residence at Duke University for the 2011-12 season
Wet Ink's Residency at Duke University is made possible in part by support from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation JAN. 25. 2012
Wet Ink Performs at Gaudeamus Muziekweek New York
Works by Yoshi Onishi, Ted Hearn, Richard Barrett, Chris Tripani, Kate Soper, and Alex Mincek
@Issue Project Room - 110 Livingston

MAR. 30. 2012 - 8PM
Timetable Percussion + Wet Ink
@The DiMenna Center for Classical Music - 450 West 37th Street - New York, NY Alex Mincek - Trigger/Switch/Filter (2009)
Victor Ad‡n - Los ingenieros del tiempo (2008)
Sam Pluta - Machine Language (2012)
Morton Feldman - Bass Clarinet and Percussion (1981) APR. 14. 2012 - 8PM
Large Ensemble Concert
@St. Peters Church in Chelsea
346th W 20th St
New York, NY
Kate Soper- new work
Eric Wubbels- new work
Beat Furrer- still (1998)
John Cage- Ryoanji (1985)

MAY. 22-23. 2012
Wet Ink 2012 Festival of New American Music Wet Ink and Jacob Sacks/Jacob Garchik/Dan Weiss Trio
@The Littlefield Wet Ink and Peter Evans Quintet
509 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Wet Ink Presents two concerts of music by young American composers, including works by Mick Barr, Alex Mincek, and Mark Barden as well as works selected from our call for scores by Bryan Jacobs, Nomi Epstein, and Cenk Ergün.

SEASON 12 | 2010-11

Wet Ink Ensemble Large Ensemble Concert at The Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute
Miller Theater
July 23, 2010 - 8pm Leroy Jenkins - Wonderlust
Katharina Rosenberger - parcours III
Richard Barrett - Codex V
Eric Wubbels - Euphony
Bernhard Lang - DW 5

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 8pm
Wet Ink Season Opener - Fall Premieres: Part 1
Symphony Space Wet Ink Ensemble opens their 12th season in New York City with a concert of world premieres and new works by Rick Burkhardt, Ian Power, Katharina Rosenberger, Alex Mincek, Sam Pluta and Kate Soper. This event combines the theatrical language of Burkhardt, Power, and Soper with the driving brutalism of Rosenberger, Mincek and Pluta showcasing the virtuosity and versatility of one of New York's premier new music groups.
Rick Burkhardt - Alban (Wet Ink Commission)
Katharina Rosenberger - TEXTUREN (Wet Ink Commission)
Ian Power - Love Story (Wet Ink Commission)
Alex Mincek - Color, Form, Line
Kate Soper - Voices from the Killing Jar
Sam Pluta - ATD V

Saturday December 11, 2010 - 8pm
Wet Ink Columbia University Residency - Fall Premieres: Part 2
St Peters Church Wet Ink's residency at Columbia University will include five world premieres for large ensemble by New York City based composers as well as Alex Mincek's large scale electro-acoustic work Pendulum. From the sweeping orchestral textures of composers like Mika Pelo and Geof Holbrook to the sound explorations of Brahim Kerkour and Yoshiaki Onishi to the multimedia experimentations of Josh Cody this large ensemble concert looks to be a highlight of the fall concert season in New York. Mika Pelo - New Work
Brahim Kerkour - New Work
Yoshiaki Onishi - New Work
Alex Mincek - Pendulum IV
Joshua Cody - New Work
Geof Holbrook - New Work

Wednesday January 12, 2011, 7pm
Wet Ink in San Diego: Wed.@7
CPMC Concert Hall, UC San Diego New York's Wet Ink Ensemble makes their West Coast debut with a program of works by Peter Ablinger, Alex Mincek, Katharina Rosenberger, and Mathias Spahlinger.

Saturday, April 30, 8pm
St Peters Church - Chelsea
Manhattan Wet Ink presents a concert of new works by George Lewis, Sam Pluta, Eric Wubbels and Lew Spratlan as well as American premieres by European composers Simon Steen-Andersen and Stefan Prins. George Lewis - New Work
Lew Spratlan - Process/Bulge
Simon Steen-Anderson - Chambered Music
Stefan Prins - Fremdkörper #1
Sam Pluta - Portraits/Self Portraits
Eric Wubbels - katachi

SEASON 11 | 2009-10

September 23, 2009 - 8pm
Peter Ablinger Portrait Concert
St. Peter's Church- Chelsea - 346 W. 20th St. One of the few truly original voices in contemporary concert music, Austrian composer Peter Ablinger has devoted his career to the single-minded exploration of the experience and mechanics of hearing. Best known for his 'reality studies', which recreate with astonishing fidelity the sounds of human speech on an acoustic player piano, he has also created a rich and diverse body of electronic music and work for ensemble. In celebration of his 50th birthday, the Wet Ink Ensemble presents a portrait concert of his music, ranging from the delicate density of Verkündigung (inspired by Cecil Taylor's pianism), to Weiss / Weisslich 22, which compresses the complete symphonies of the six great Classical symphonists into a four-minute wall of noise.

November 10, 2009
Pairings - Alex Mincek and Salvatore Sciarrino
The Tank - 354 West 45th Street Wet Ink Ensemble presents a concert pairing the music of Salvatore Sciarrino and Alex Mincek. Presented in collaboration with The Tank and Amp New Music, this concert is part of a series that matches established new music composers with some of New York's best young artists. The concert will feature a new work by Mincek for large ensemble and electronics.

Friday, December 4th, 2009- 7pm
The MOMA Presents - Walking Tables and Wrestling Foals: A Hands-on Workshop and Musical Performance
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) d11 W. 53rd St. Participants collaborate with artist Douglas Repetto in manufacturing a herd of "foals" - "walking tables" handmade from scrap wood and basic mechanical parts. The foal-building workshop is a humorous take on issues central to the Bauhaus movement, including the relationships between form and function and between craft and mass production. At the end of the afternoon the foals are let loose in MoMA's Education and Research Building. Musicians from Wet Ink provide musical accompaniment with improvisations informed by the movements and intersections of the foals.
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Inside Out - Wet Ink and Talea at the Roger Smith Hotel
The Roger Smith Hotel - 47th and Lexington - Manhattan Wet Ink joins Talea Ensemble in a Sunday afternoon presentation of intricate chamber music.

Thursday, March 4th, 2010 - 8pm
The Issue Project Room - 232 3rd Street, 3rd Floor - Brooklyn, NY 11215

Carrier Records presents recording artists Wet Ink Ensemble, Hunter/Gatherer, The Dan Peck Trio, and GBL in a concert promoting the New York City-based label.

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 - 8pm
Splits: Flexible Music and Wet Ink
Galapagos Art Space - 16 Main Street - Brooklyn, NY 11201

Wet Ink Ensemble joins Flexible Music in a concert featuring music by Peter Ablinger, Alex Mincek, Ken Ueno, Kate Soper, Sam Pluta and Seung-Ah Oh.

April 12-16, 2010
Residency: Northern Illinois University
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois

Wet Ink composers Alex Mincek, Kate Soper, Eric Wubbels, and Sam Pluta will be in residence at Northern Illinois University as guests of NIU's New Music Ensemble, directed by Greg Beyer. The residency will feature master classes and instrumental workshops, plus 2 concerts of world premieres and classics, performed by the NIU New Music Ensemble and Wet Ink Ensemble.

May 1 and 27, 2010 - 8pm
Festival of New American Music
Roulette - 20 Greene St. - New York, NY

Wet Ink's Festival of New American Music, co-presented by Roulette Intermedium and Carrier Records, will take place in May 2010 at Roulette, and feature works for large and small ensembles by the winners of our call for scores (Keith Moore, Rama Gottfried, and Amy Williams) and emerging and mid-career American artists including Mark Applebaum, Anthony Braxton, Erin Gee, Ben Hackbarth, Sam Pluta, Kate Soper, Ming Tsao, and Eric Wubbels.

Friday, May 1st, 2009:
Three Generations of Eperimental Music performed by the Wet Ink Ensemble
works by: Alvin Lucier, Sam Pluta, Chiyoko Szlavniks, Jeff Snyder, and Matthias Spahlinger
at St. Peter's Church, Chelsea

SEASON 10 | 2008-09

Saturday, January 31st, 2009
Carrier Records CD Release Concert performed by the Wet Ink Ensemble
works by: Eric Wubbels, Morton Feldman, Alex Mincek, and Beat Furrer
at Roulette

December 6 and 7, 2008
Wet Ink and The Knights
performed by The Knights String Orchestra
works by: Alex Mincek, Kate Soper, Jeff Snyder, Eric Wubbels, Osvaldo Golijov, and Gabriela Frank

Wednesday, October 15, 2008
10th Anniversary Season Opener performed by Wet Ink Ensemble
works by: Alex Mincek, Alvin Lucier, Kate Soper, Jeff Snyder, Richard Barrett, and Wadada Leo Smith

October 9 and 11, 2008:
AACM - A Power Stronger Than Itself
performed by Wet Ink Ensemble, with Muhal Richard Abrams, Amina Claudine Myers, and Nicole Mitchell
works by: George Lewis, Muhal Richard Abrams, Henry Threadgill, Roscoe Mitchell, Nicole Mitchell, and Wadada Leo Smith

SEASON 9 | 2007-08

Thursday, May 3rd, 2008:
Third Annual Concert of New Works for Large Ensemble
performed by the Wet Ink Ensemble
works by: Reiko Fueting, Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri, Matthew Hough, Eric Wubbels, Randy Nordschow, and Richard Carrick
at St. Peter's Church, Chelsea
Thursday, April 10th, 2008
HiFi New Music Festival
performed by the Wet Ink Ensemble
works by: James Tenney, Hikari Kiyama, Kate Soper, plus improvisations
at The Tank
Saturday, December 1st, 2007
Non-hippie-West-Coast-Sound-Art meets New York/Euro-lite-Noise-Technology performed by Wet Ink Ensemble
works by: James Fei, Brian Kane, Alex Mincek, Jeff Snyder, and Charlie Wilmoth. The concert closes with selections from György Ligeti's piano Etudes, in virtuosic arrangements for amplified ensemble

SEASON 8 | 2006-07

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007
New Works for Large Ensemble performed by the Wet Ink Ensemble
works by: Franco Donatoni, Reiko Fueting, Beat Furrer, Vincent Raikhel, Katharine Soper and Jeff Snyder
at New York Quarterly Meeting House

Monday, March 19, 2007
Difference / Repetition performed by the Wet Ink Ensemble
works by: Bernhard Lang, Alex Mincek, Sergej Newski, Helmut Oehring, Katharine Soper, Jeff Snyder and
Eric Wubbels
at Symphony Space
Saturday, Jan 27, 2006
sixth annual TRIO concert
compositions and improvisations performed by TRIO and the Wet Ink Ensemble
works by Daniel Goode, Kui Dong, Larry Polansky and Christian Wolff
at Greenwich Music House
Friday, Dec. 1, 2006
New and Traditional Music for Bagpipes
performed by Matthew Welch and the Wet Ink Ensemble
works by: Anthony Braxton, Alvin Lucier, Alex Mincek, and Matthew Welch
at New York Quarterly Meeting House

Friday, Oct. 27, 2006
Berlin / New York performed by the Wet Ink Ensemble
works by: Peter Ablinger, Reiko Fueting, Alex Mincek, Oliver Schneller, and Eric Wubbels
at Greenwich Music House

SEASON 7 | 2005-06

April 14th, 2006
Wet Ink in Context
The Wet Ink Ensemble, in collaboration with the Second Instrumental Unit, will present new pieces for large ensemble by Alex Mincek, Eric Wubbels, and Sam Hillmer. The concert will also feature works by Japanese composer Jo Kondo, Venetian master Luigi Nono, and renowned American experimentalist Christian Wolff. Euphony (2005/6) - Eric Wubbels
"Hay Que Caminar" Soñando (1989) - Luigi Nono
Walk (1976) - Jo Kondo
Selected Exercises (1973-5) - Christian Wolff
Yap Yaw Yawp (2005/6) - Alex Mincek

February 24th, 2006
Trio / Wet Ink Ensemble Annual Concert -- with Christian Wolff, Larry Polansky, and Kui Dong. The tradition continues with Wet Ink's fifth presentation of New Hampshire's two-piano, one-guitar improv trio known simply as Trio. The group features veteran composer/performers Larry Polansky, Kui Dong, and Christian Wolff. Wet Ink Ensemble will perform new compositions by Reiko Fueting, Alex Mincek, and Jeff Snyder. Perpetuum Mobile (2005) - Alex Mincek
Leaving Without (2002, rev. 2006) - Reiko Fueting
Leaving Without / Palimpsest I (2006) - Reiko Fueting
Percussion (2006) - Jeff Snyder
improvisation - Trio

February 3, 2006
Columbia University Music Scholarship Conference

The Wet Ink Ensemble has been invited to open the 2006 Columbia University Music Scholarship Conference with a concert of works that mix composition and improvisation. The conference, focusing on the theme of "Performance and Improvisation," will feature keynote addresses by George Lewis and Carolyn Abbate.

December 8th, 2005
Weasel Walter, People, and the Creations

No-wave/death-metal/free-jazz composer Weasel Walter (of the Flying Luttenbachers) performs new compositions with special guests. People is the prog-rock duo of guitarist/vocalist Mary Halvorson and percussionist Kevin Shea. Starting off the concert will be duets for electronics by the Creations, featuring Jeff Snyder and Ryan Smith.

November 20th, 2005

Jazz/Indian Classical percussionist Dan Weiss will perform his transcriptions for drumset of solo tabla repertoire from the Farrukhabad Gharana School. To open the program, member of the Wet Ink Ensemble and Zs will perform transcriptions by Wet Ink Composers of music by Machaut, Schoenberg, Bach, and Feldman.

Oct 14th, 2005
Flexible Music and Zs

Wet Ink presents an evening of music for saxophones, guitars and percussion, as New York quartet Flexible Music shares the bill with brutal chamber ensemble Zs. Flexible Music will perform works by Louis Andriessen and Ryan Streber and premiere new pieces by Vineet Shende and Reiko Fueting. Zs realizes Earle Brown's Four Systems, and will perform new works by Alex Mincek and the members of Zs.

SEASON 6 | 2004-05

June 15, 2005
The Wet Ink Ensemble
For the final concert of the season, the ensemble expands to 8 players for performances of new works by Wet Ink composers Alex Mincek, Sam Hillmer, Reiko Fueting, Brendan Connelly, Jeff Snyder and Eric Wubbels.

May 18, 2005
Salvatore Sciarrino's L'Opera per Flauto
Sciarrino is a master at dissecting instruments and finding in them the most intricate and delicate manners of expression. His works frequently allow his precious discoveries to teeter on the brink of inaudibility. Flautist Erin Lesser performs a selection of movements from Sciarrino's magnum opus for solo flute, L'Opera per Flauto, alongside works by Hurel and Reich.

April 20, 2005
TimeTable Percussion and Coptic Light
TimeTable Percussion trio perform works by Beat Furrer, Wolfgang Rihm, Hiroya Miura, Jeff Snyder and others. They are followed by the avant-rock band Coptic Light, whose bass and drums play aggressive free-jazz/metal monoliths in support of triumphant pop melodies played on guitar.

March 30, 2005
The Wet Ink Ensemble and Slow Six
The Wet Ink Ensemble performs various duo combinations by Alex Mincek, Sam Hillmer, Brendan Connelly, Christian Wolff and Nils Vigeland. They are followed by the New York-based ensemble, Slow Six, lead by composer, performer, computer programmer, Chris Tignor. Slow Six investigates consonance in every way. The harmonic palate is relentlessly agreeable, and textures are constantly soothing.

February 23, 2005
The Wet Ink Ensemble and Charles Gayle
The Wet Ink Ensemble plays compositions by members of the Wet Ink composers collective Alex Mincek, Sam Hillmer, Reiko Fueting and Brendan Connelly. Saxophonist Charles Gayle, one of New York's most guttural and aggressive improvisers, then performs a solo set as his theatrical alter-ego, "Streets the clown."

January 21, 2005
Trio and Zs
Wet Ink presents the fourth annual Trio and Zs concert. Composer/performers, Christian Wolff, Larry Polansky, and Kui dong, come down from Hanover New Hampshire to split the bill with New York's brutal chamber sextet, Zs. Trios improvisations are sprawling in nature, running the gamut from lush diatonicism to pointalistic chromaticism to distorted noise and prepared piano sounds. Zs perform compositons by bandmates Alex Mincek, Sam Hillmer, Matthew Hough, and Charlie Looker.

November 17, 2004
James Fei's Alto Quartet and Zs
Composer/performer James Fei and his alto saxophone quartet, will explore timbre and texture via extended techniques, disabled reeds, and dynamic threshholds. Zs, with typical bombastic precision, perform recent compositions by bandmates Alex Mincek, Sam Hillmer, Matthew Hough and Charlie Looker.

Sept 22, 2004
The Wet Ink Ensemble and Zs
The Wet Ink Ensemble and Zs perform the music of Earle Brown, Christian Wolff, Fredric Rzewski, Alex Mincek and Matthew Hough.

SEASON 5 | 2003-04

April 2, 2004
The Wet Ink Composers Collective
Compositions by Brendan Connelly, Sam Hillmer , Alex Mincek and Reiko Fueting
Featuring Scarborough Trio

March 11, 2004
New Music for the Steel String Guitar
Kevin Barker (currituck county)
Zeke Healy (from the Boggs)
Pithot (Jerry Lim and Tom Borum)
Matt Valentine
Jack Rose

February 20, 2004
Improvisations by Kui Dong (piano) Larry Polansky (guitars) and Christian Wolff (piano)

January 22, 2004
Caroline Park, pianist
Compositions by Isang Yun, Tristan Murail, Toshio Hosokawa, Albert Roussel, and others

December 5, 2003
Scale Space Virtuosity
Compositions by James Saunders, Tim Parkinson, Brian Ferneyhough and Chris Dench
Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Art Center

November 12, 2003
The Music of the Spectral School, part two
Compositions by Tristan Murail, Gerard Grisey, Philippe Hurel, Michael Levinas featuring Jean-Luc Herve's video of Murail's Winter Fragments
Philosophy Hall at Columbia University
Argento Chamber Ensemble - Michel Galante, director
Co-produced by Argento New Music Project, Wet Ink, and Maison Française

November 9, 2003
The Music of the Spectral School, part one
Compositions by Tristan Murail, Hugues Dufourt, Michel Galante Philosophy Hall at Columbia University
Argento Chamber Ensemble - Michel Galante, director
Co-produced by Argento New Music Project, Wet Ink, and Maison Française

October 30, 2003
Coptic Light - Wikked -Hale Zukas
at The Lucky Cat, Brooklyn

SEASON 4 | 2002-03

March 8, 2003
New Music: France
(part of the 2003 Sounds French Festival)
at Columbia University's Philosophy Hall

Argento Chamber Ensemble
presents the music of
Jean-Claude Risset: 'Resonant Sound Spaces', for tape
Philippe Manoury: 'En écho', for soprano and real-time interactive electronics; Juliana Snapper, soprano; Miller Puckette, electronics. 7PM
informal pre-performance talks by the composers. Refreshments served. 7:30PM Part Two: 'Loops'
Gérard Pesson: 'The light has not the arms to carry us' (1994); 'Life is like a Christmas Tree' (1992); 'Non sapremo mai di questo mi' (1992)
Gérard Pesson: 'Cinq chansons' (1999) for soprano and quintet
Gérard Pesson: 'Le Gel, Par Jeu' (1991) for sextet Gérard Grisey: 'Périodes' (1974) for septet
Philippe Hurel: 'Loops' (1999) for solo flute
Philippe Hurel: 'A Mesure' (1997) for sextet reception with performers, composers, and presenters following concert, at the Maison Française, across from Philosophy Hall, on the Columbia Campus. Concert produced by Argento Chamber Ensemble, co-sponsored by Wet Ink, Columbia University's Maison Française and Music Performance Program, the French Embassy, Sounds French Festival, Electronic Music Foundation, and the Computer Music Center at Columbia University

February 14th, 2003
Trio at Greenwich House Music School
Kui Dong (piano)
Larry Polansky (guitars)
Christian Wolff (piano)

January 25th, 2003
Et At It and Zs
at The Bowery Poetry Club

November 20, 2002
New Music from New York at The University Settlement's Speyer Recital Hall
James Fei   Proun Space   2002
(for two violins and electronics) featuring Jessica Pavone (violin), Maja Cerar (violins) and James Fei (electronics)
Sam Hillmer   "...this is what it's like most of the time..."   2002
(for tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, electric guitar, 'cello, marimba and piano)
Alex Mincek   String Quartet #2: "tenor"   2002
featuring The Vega String Quartet

September 27, 2002
New Music from Germany at Greenwich House Music School Featuring Reiko Fueting, piano
Jorg Herchet (b. 1943)   Composition for Piano   1991
Lydia Weissgerber (b.1975)   Wiederkehrend   2001
Reiko Fueting (b.1970)   Gleichzeitg Nacheinander   2001
Michael Flade (b.1975)   Unverbunden Strömt Verbindlich   2001
Christian Munch (b.1951)   Hymne a Jean Genet   1992
Annette Schlunz (b.1964)   Verschattet   1991

SEASON 3 | 2001-02

January 11, 2002
Wet Ink 2001-2 Concert 3 : Trio and Zs
at Greenwich House Music School
TRIO: Kui Dong (piano) Larry Polansky (electric guitar) and Christian Wolff (piano)
Z's 40: Sam Hillmer (tenor saxophone) and Alex Mincek (tenor saxophone) plus Charlie Looker (electric guitar), Adam Small (Electric Bass) and Jacob Garchik (trombone)

November 2001
Wet Ink 2001-2 Concert 2 at the New York Kunsthalle Joe Maneri - excerpts from a new song cycle for voice and saxophone with Judith Berkson, voice
Milan Alexander Mincek - Stems and Flows for piano
Brendan Connelly - two violins, percussion
Reiko Fueting - Violin Duet

September 2001
Wet Ink 2001-2 Concert 1 : Joe Maneri, Mat Maneri, and Zs
at the Friend's Seminary Meeting House
Joe Maneri (saxophones/clarinet) and Mat Maneri (viola)
Z's 40: Sam Hillmer (saxophone), Alex Mincek (saxophone), and Matt Hough (guitar)

SEASON 2 | 2000-01

May 2001
Wet Ink Spring Concert at the Friend's Seminary Meeting House Salvatore Sciarrino: Piano Sonata No. 2
Reiko Futing: Voice and String Quartet
Sam Hillmer: Lines of Drift - organ, guitar, and percussion
Jacob Garchik: Music for Trombone and Tabla
Alex Mincek: String Quartet
Brendan Connelly: Letter E In George Schneeman - flute, clarinet, viola, and 'cello
Akira Tereo: Wind Whispers for piano

January to April 2001
Oasis: a monthly performance series at a new experimental theatre space known as Theatre 135, at 135 W42nd Street between Broadway and Sixth Ave.
Wet Ink was excited to be a part of this 4-month long performance series which featured New York's most interesting dancers, composers, and filmmakers.
Performances included:
Z's 40
Sam Hillmer and Alex Mincek - saxophones
New Music for Trombone and Tabla
by Jacob Garchik
Mr. Garchik - trombone
Danny Weiss - tabla
A performance piece
by Brendan Connelly and Igor Siddiqui
for Violin, Viola, two Trombones, Percussion and Three Slide Projectors
For more information about Oasis, visit their website at

SEASON 1 | 1999-2000

A weekly series held from May to September 2000
New Music Forum at The Read - Williamsburg, Brooklyn featured composer/performers:
Franke Vogl (prepared electric bass)
Pete Cafarella (accordion)
Gabe Andruzzi (alto saxophone)
Russ Johnson/Ohad Talmor: Tenor saxophone Duets
Jacob Garchik: Pieces for Trombone and Computer

October 15, 1999
ABENDADA: an evening of dada performance in conjunction with Ocularis at Galapagos
Ballet Mechanique by Fernand Leger w/new score by Brendan Connelly
Anemic Cinema by Man Ray w/new score by Alex Mincek

September through December 1999 New Music at Collective:Unconscious
New York, New York
September 15th
Sam Hillmer, Jester
for eight October 16th
Brendan Connelly/Igor Siddiqui
for Trumpet, Tenorsaxophone, Bass
Clarinet, Trombone, Percussion and Slide Projections.
November 28th
Sam Hillmer
Similarities for sextet
Alex Mincek
String Quartet 2/3 December 12th
Jacob Garchik/Dan Weiss: Works for Trumpet, Trombone, and Percussion
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SEASON 0 | 1998-1999

April 9th, 1999
Columbia University Experimental Music Series 1999

New York, NY
w/ David Shea, solo performance with samplers.