"Dense, wild, yet artfully controlled...
- Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times

" ... the fantastic Wet Ink Ensemble combined striking
stylistic and aesthetic assurance with technical perfection."
- Torsten Möller, Dissonanz (Switzerland)

"Sublimely exploratory..."
- Peter Margasak, The Chicago Reader

"Wet Ink’s repertoire includes music that they collectively develop, like a rock band...and the group is a leading interpreter of composers like Anthony Braxton and Christian Wolff...taken together, it all makes for a body of work drawing connections that might seem obvious, even commonplace, were it not for the reality that they have, in actual fact, been woefully under-explored"
- George Grella, Music & Literature



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PROFILES & INTERVIEWS


UNISON OF COMPOSITION AND INTERPRETATION

Wet Ink Ensemble Profile
Neue Zeitschrift für Musik
by Thomas Meyer
January 2015
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IN PERFORMANCE: WET INK'S KATE SOPER & ERIN LESSER

The New York Times
by Michael Cooper
December 9, 2014
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ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING OUT

Profile article on Alex Mincek & Wet Ink
Music & Literature
by George Grella
April 27, 2016
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PSNY "GREENROOM" - JOSH MODNEY

Profile of Wet Ink's violinist Josh Modney, featuring Wet Ink composers and frequent collaborators
Project Schott New York - "Greenroom"
by Ted Gordon
May 16, 2016
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WET INK "HYDRA/CHILDREN OF FIRE"

Interview with Josh Modney on Wet Ink's Collaborative Process
Cleveland Classical
by Mike Telin
February 10, 2016
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PRAISE FOR WET INK


"No group was more bracingly thought-provoking and expansive than the Wet Ink Ensemble. These seven New York musicians/composers are fearless in testing the limitations of what instruments or musical forms can be."
- Edward Ortiz, The San Francisco Classical Voice

"Staggering performances..."
- Sound Projector (UK)

“Fortunately for Wet Ink four of their seven core members contribute material to a repertoire that already includes music by Mathias Spahlinger, George Lewis, and Anthony Braxton. The collective intensely engage with challenging pieces — digging in rather than just playing from sheet music and moving on.”
- Bill Meyer, The Chicago Reader

“...the Wet Ink Ensemble, conducted by Arturo Tamayo, played with forceful clarity [in Arnold Schoenberg's Erwartung].
- Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times

"Wet Ink’s repertoire includes music that they collectively develop, like a rock band. The ensemble also plays works, such as those of George Lewis, that are carving out a new approach to idiomatic improvisation in a contemporary classical music setting. And the group is a leading interpreter of composers like Anthony Braxton and Christian Wolff, both of whom, as a result of their absolutely individual and even idiosyncratic artistic paths, remain connected to the academy, but are not of it. Taken together, it all makes for a body of work drawing connections that might seem obvious, even commonplace, were it not for the reality that they have, in actual fact, been woefully under-explored"
- George Grella, Music & Literature

“[Wet Ink] combined technical finesse with a palpable commitment that made these formidable works approachable.”
- Steve Smith, The New York Times

“All of the works seemed not only relevant but also important to understanding the nexus between contemporary life and art."
- Karen E. Moorman, The Online Arts Journal of North Carolina

"A survey of Wet Ink programs from its eight-year history reveals that the group doesn't so much cross boundaries as disregard them."
- Time Out New York

"Dense, wild, yet artfully controlled... a headlong performance [of Anthony Braxton's music]."
- Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times

" a sort of common ground between Morton Feldman... and Sonic Youth" "Even at its gnarliest and most confrontational, the overall effect was intoxicating."
- Steve Smith

"Like many classical musicians, they do “stylistic juxtapositions,” but they don’t use them as gimmicks or promotional conceits. Wet Ink’s relationships with improv and rock go back as far as the organization itself. And since the organization’s inception, the members of Wet Ink have become some of new music’s most interesting young composers."
- Dusted Magazine

"In [Wet Ink's] programs, the formalized language and notated precision of the avant-garde, the discoveries of psychoacoustics and of minimalism are contaminated with the freedom and improvised strategies of urban music."
- Alberto Bosco, Il Giornale della Musica (Italy)




REVIEWS & PREVIEWS




WET INK ENSEMBLE PAYS TRIBUTE TO ANTHONY BRAXTON


The New York Times
by Zachary Woolfe
January 21, 2016
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"ERWARTUNG" IN TIMES SQUARE


The New York Times
Review: Robin Rhode Takes Schoenberg's 'Erwartung' to the Street (Broadway, No Less)
by Zachary Woolfe
November 8, 2015
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WET INK AT CONSTELLATION


The Chicago Reader
by Bill Meyer
February 14, 2016
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WET INK IN GAUDEAMUS MUZIEKWEEK AT NEW ISSUE PROJECT ROOM


The New York Times
by Allan Kozinn
January 29, 2012
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