2018 READINGS PARTICIPANTS

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Large Ensemble Readings Project...

Lisa Atkinson

Lisa Atkinson is a composer avid in the pursuit and promotion of new music, whose work strives to encapsulate the visceral, tactile nature of live-performance and the emotional context of gesture.

Atkinson's works have been performed by the Amaranth String Quartet, soprano Amber Evans, saxophonist Thomas Kurtz, and the Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble and has worked with luminaries such as Suzanne Ferrin, Georg Friedrich Haas, as well as members of the JACK Quartet and the International Contemporary Ensemble. Upcoming projects include collaborations with Wet Ink, violist Ammie Brod, clarinetist Gregory Oakes, and the ensemble loadbang. Atkinson has participated as a composition fellow at the Cortona Sessions for New Music, New Music on the Point, and the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice.

Currently, Atkinson is currently based in the New York City area, completing a M.A. in Music Composition at Montclair State University (MSU), studying under Marcos Balter and Nathan Davis. She holds the position of Graduate Assistant for the music theory department at MSU and teaches electronic music courses alongside Mr. Davis. In the fall, Atkinson will be joining the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University as a Ph.D. student in Composition. Atkinson completed her B.Mus. in Composition at Arizona State University under the guidance of Kotoka Suzuki and Jody Rockmaker.




Anne H. Goldberg

Anne H. Goldberg blurs the definitions of music and dance as a composer, choreographer, and performer. Co-founder the new music ensemble, Tempus Continuum Ensemble, Anne makes a career of premiering and performing both her own music and that of other 20 th and 21 st Century composers. She is a recent recipient of the Jerome Foundation Commission for her work that finds the cross sections of music, breath, and movement. Anne explores the relationships that exist within the composer-performer, and how her work as a movement artist impacts and intersects her life as a musician. Her artistry has been featured in venues such as Symphony Space, the National Opera Center, the Kitchen, the Cell, the Flea Theater, in Darmstadt, and others nationally and internationally.

Anne graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wellesley College with extensive course work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received her D.M.A. candidate at the Manhattan School of Music under Dr. Reiko F├╝ting, and M.M. of Classical Composition at MSM under Dr. Marjorie Merryman, and influences of Nils Vigeland, and Mark Stambaugh. She served on faculty at Cornish College of the Arts, and will begin as Assistant Professor of Composition at Berklee College of Music in the fall.


Noah Jenkins

Noah Jenkins is a composer and violinist from Oregon now living in Chicago. Much of his recent music takes an experimental approach to the exploration of audible processes, acoustic phenomena, and thresholds of perception.

Recent projects include new pieces for Ensemble Dal Niente, Ensemble Linea, Fonema Consort, saxophonist Brandon Quarles, and trombonist Weston Olencki.

Noah holds degrees in composition and violin performance from the University of Oregon and is currently a PhD student at Northwestern University studying composition with Alex Mincek, Jay Alan Yim, Hans Thomalla, and Chris Mercer.






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"