Really stoked to be kicking off the year with these performances with Wet Ink and Mivos Quartet!
Wet Ink Ensemble
Wet Ink Collaborations Series Part 1
Wet Ink Ensemble + Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Septet
September 30th, 2013 | 8:00pm
509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
$20 general | $15 Roulette members, students, seniors
Wet Ink teams up with legendary British saxophonist Evan Parker to present an evening of music that draws connections between recent trends in composed and improvised, acoustic and electronic, American and European musics. Wet Ink Ensemble will present works by Austrian experimental composer and sound artist Peter Ablinger, as well as a large ensemble version of Anthony Braxton’s Composition 227, joined by a roster of all- star guests.
Wet Ink Collaborations Series Part 2
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
Wet Ink concludes its series with a program of ongoing collaborations with adventurous New York City ensembles Yarn/Wire and Mivos Quartet in a unique triple-ensemble concert.
Kicking things off, Yarn|Wire along with Wet Ink Ensemble members Alex Mincek and Sam Pluta will showcase recent works by composers Eric Wubbels and Peter Evans.
Mivos Quartet will then present a program including David Brynjar Franzson’s haunting on Repetition and Reappearances, which will be released on Mivos’ first solo album on Carrier Records this November. The American premiere of Sam Pluta’s Chain Reactions/Five Events for string quartet and live electronics, commissioned by the Lucerne Festival, will follow. This work is the product of a long collaboration between Mivos and Sam Pluta, and was first performed in Lucerne, Switzerland in August 2013.
Patrick Higgins Album Release w/ Mivos Quartet and Buke & Gase
October 4th – 7:00pm
Le Poisson Rouge158 Bleecker st.
New York, NY 10012
Record release concert for Patrick Higgins’ Double LP String Quartet No.2 + Glacia. Mivos will perform a new collaborative set with Higgins, plus Mario Diaz de Leon’s Moonblood. Plus I am performing a Glacia duo set with Patrick on guitar and electronics. Closing set by Buke and Gase, expert purveyors of handbuilt instruments and art-pop.
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Wet Ink: Violin and Piano
Please join us at The Stone on March 30! We will be performing works by Alex Mincek (For Petr Kotik), Salvatore Sciarrino (Sonatine), and Eric Wubbels (“the children of fire come looking for fire…”).
Wet Ink: Violin & Piano @ The Stone
(corner of 2nd St. and Ave C)
Saturday, March 30, 10pm
Happy to see that this video of Matt Hough’s recent solo violin piece has made it onto the web. This is from the premiere in October 2012 at the Music at First series in Brooklyn Heights. The piece uses distortion and compression to magnify the difference tones of justly tuned diads on the violin. The result is continuous “triadic harmony”, which is mapped rhythmically to text and performed at blistering volume. Really looking forward to more performances next season!
Wet Ink: Violin and Piano
Had a ripping-good time performing Eric Wubbels’ “the children of fire come looking for fire” at Oberlin Conservatory last night! We were in the conservatory’s big concert hall, which had a great sound, plus the amplification was spot on. I was grateful for the opportunity!
Eric and I are performing the piece two more times this season, in Baltimore on March 28 @ An Die Musik, and in NYC on March 30 @ The Stone.
Really excited about this concert, please join us on February 8th! I will have the privilege of performing two of my very favorite pieces, Alex Mincek’s String Quartet No. 3, “lift-tilt-filter-split” (with Mivos Quartet), and Eric Wubbels’ “the children of fire come looking for fire”, for violin and piano.
From our October 13, 2012 concert at DiMenna Center in NYC. We were lucky to have an excellent review in the NY Times for this one, linked here.
Wet Ink: Relay
Join us on Saturday to celebrate the release of Wet Ink’s new album Relay, recorded August 2012 at the state-of-the-art EMPAC center in Troy, NY, and including Wet Ink commissions by George Lewis, Rick Burkhardt, Alex Mincek, Eric Wubbels, Sam Pluta, & Kate Soper. The concert will feature large-scale premieres for the Wet Ink Band by Soper and Pluta (more info below), and we’re having a reception afterward to celebrate the album.
Dec 8, 2012, 8pm
450 West 37th St
SOPER: Voices from the Killing Jar
Spend an evening in the company of seven of history, literature, and myth’s most spellbinding women. Guggenheim Awardee composer and vocalist Kate Soper brings Madame Bovary, Clytemnestra, The Great Gatsby’s Daisy, and others to electrifying life in this monodrama for voice and ensemble.
PLUTA: Broken Symmetries
In Broken Symmetries, improviser, software developer and sound pioneer Sam Pluta combines the sonic world of guitar feedback with the virtuosic performers of the Wet Ink Ensemble’s touring septet. This twenty-five minute, one movement monolith merges epic guitar howls with Joshua Modney’s microtonal violin playing, Erin Lesser and Eric Wubbels’ virtuosic skills on the flute and piano, and the brute force of Ian Antonio on percussion with Alex Mincek on saxophone.
Wet Ink recording Relay at EMPAC