APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 18th 2018

Wet Ink is pleased to announce the third 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. For 2018, Readings participants are also invited to attend open rehearsals and our season finale concert, featuring Wet Ink alongside world class improvisers including Peter Evans.


Featured Audio from the 2017 Readings - Vicente Hansen Atria's "Hydraulics"

Please find more audio from the 2016 and 2017 Readings below!





ABOUT THE PROJECT & 2018 APPLICATION PROCESS


The Large Ensemble Readings project provides a unique opportunity for participants to hear feedback on their work from composers *and* performers, each of whom are widely regarded as leading artists in their field. Wet Ink's core artist-faculty includes:


Eric Wubbels (composition/piano)
Kate Soper (composition/voice)
Alex Mincek (composition/saxophone)
Sam Pluta (composition/electronics/music technology)
Ian Antonio (percussion)
Josh Modney (violin)
Erin Lesser (flute)

Participants are invited to join Wet Ink for 3 days of activity including open rehearsals, preliminary meetings with our artist-faculty, Wet Ink's season finale concert, and a full day of readings. The readings will include 2 hours of rehearsal for each of the three selected composers, followed by a runthrough of each piece. The entirety of rehearsals and runthroughs will be recorded.

Participants will have numerous opportunities to interact with our artist-faculty and ensemble members. During the readings, each participant will be paired with a composer mentor, and will be engaged in an open process of rehearsal and constructive feedback with the ensemble.

All sessions will be open to the public (free admission). If your submission is not selected for this year's readings, you are welcome and encouraged to attend as an auditor. Participants are responsible for their own travel to NYC, meals, & lodging.



ELIGIBILITY



There are no restrictions on who may apply, though preference will be given to composers who have yet to receive wide exposure for their work, and for whom this would represent a significant opportunity.

Proposed works must be scored for Large Ensemble (7-14 players, plus conductor), and may or may not include electronics. There is no restriction on duration, though preference will be given to works running approximately 15 minutes or less.



Wet Ink has the following instruments available:

Flute (+picc, alto, bass)
Clarinet (+bass)
Saxophone (+alto, tenor)
Horn
Trumpet (+picc)
Trombone (+bass)
Piano
Percussion (1 player)
Violin
Viola
Cello
Contrabass
Soprano Voice
Electronics


APPLICATION MATERIALS



Wet Ink is accepting proposals for a work to be written specifically for the Wet Ink Large Ensemble Readings. Please submit all materials to - readings@wetink.org

Please submit the following:

1) A brief description of your proposed work [max 200 words - attach as PDF].
2) Your most recently updated resume or CV [attach as PDF]
3) Work Sample: scores of two (2) representative works for solo instrument/voice, chamber ensemble, or large ensemble [attach as PDF]. Please include recordings if available (optional).


Please direct all inquiries to - readings@wetink.org

APPLICATION FEE



There is no fee to apply for the 2018 Large Ensemble Readings.

DEADLINE



February 18th, 2018 - 11:59pm EST

Results will be announced 3-5 weeks after the submission deadline. Applicants will be notified via email.






PAST PARTICIPANTS



2017 - SELECTED FOR READINGS
Andrew Harlan
Victoria Cheah
Vicente Hansen Atria

2016 - SELECTED FOR READINGS
Emily Praetorius
Zeynep Toraman
Sam Yulsman

2016 - SELECTED FOR 2016-17 SEASON PROGRAMMING
Murat Colak
Mikolaj Laskowski



AUDIO FROM THE 2017 READINGS

Vicente Hansen Atria's "Hydraulics"

Victoria Cheah's "I watched her smile her hand"

Andrew Harlan's "whale fall" (excerpt)



AUDIO FROM THE 2016 READINGS

Zeynep Toraman's "Naif"

Sam Yulsman's "Junkets No. 2"

Emily Praetorius's "I You Me Them Us We"