04.07.2021 | Modney Quartet premiere, Tues@7
Premiere of a cycle of works by Modney, written for Ingrid Laubrock (sax), Cory Smythe (piano), and Mariel Roberts (cello), with Modney on violin. Presented by the International Contemporary Ensemble’s Tues@7 series. This project is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
04.12.2021 | Modney/Laubrock/Roberts/Smythe Quartet Recording
Making the studio recording of Modney’s new set of quartet music. Release details TBA!
04.21.2021 | Dark Music Days: Braxton & Snaebjörnsdottir
Roulette livestream, with International Contemporary Ensemble.
05.15.2021 | Cornell Residency
Livestream of premieres by Cornell graduate composition students, performed by Wet Ink.
12.01.2018 | Wet Ink + Being & Becoming
A holiday season blowout featuring Peter Evans and Erin Lesser.
Works by Peter Evans, Bryan Jacobs, Louise Jensen, Alex Mincek, and Sam Pluta
St. Peter’s Church, Chelsea | NYC | 8:00pm
12.06.2018 | Listening Group
Performing improvised ensemble music with the Listening Group.
Forward Festival | NYC | 10:00pm
12.09.2018 | Columbia Undergraduate Composers
Performance with International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
Columbia University | NYC | 8:00pm
12.16.2018 | SolstICE Party
Performing solo violin works by Taylor Brook and Anthony Braxton as part of this event celebrating ICE’s 2018 album releases.
Arete Gallery | Greenpoint | 3:00-9:00pm
1.5-1.14.2019 | ICE in Australia
Performing works by Natasha Anderson and Kate Moore in collaboration with Ensemble Adapter (Berlin) and Ensemble Offspring (Sydney).
Sydney | Australia
02.02.2019 | Wet Ink Piano Trio
Premiere of Eric Wubbels’s piano trio, “if and only if”, written for Josh Modney and Mariel Roberts, alongside works by Vicente Hansen Atria and Linda Catlin Smith.
The DiMenna Center | NYC | 8:00pm
02.07.2019 | Ear We Are Festival
Performing EVRLY MVSIC with Patrick Higgins.
Biel | Switzerland
02.19.2019 | Wet Ink plays Braxton
Set-length performance of Anthony Braxton’s Composition No. 222 for violin and piano, with Eric Wubbels.
Arete Gallery | NYC | 9:00pm
02.21.2019 | Miller Theatre Composer Portraits: Wang Lu
International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
Miller Theatre at Columbia University | NYC | 8:00pm
02.23.2019 | Wet Ink at Boston Conservatory
Boston Conservatory | Boston, MA
03.07.2019 | Wet Ink at University of Northern Colorado
Performing Kate Soper’s IPSA DIXIT
03.12.2019 | Wet Ink Recitals: Ian Antonio
Performing works by Wubbels, Braxton and Ablinger
03.24.2019 | ICE @ Big Ears
Performing works by Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Carla Kilstehdt
Big Ears Festival | Knoxville, TN
04.01.2019 | Wet Ink 20th Anniversary Bash
Celebrating 20 years of Wet Ink with a concert featuring work by the Wet Ink composers and more.
Roulette | NYC | 8:00pm
04.03-06.2019 | ICE DePauw University Residency
Performing work by Eliza Brown and others.
04.11.2019 | Northwestern University Lecture
Giving a talk on Just Intonation at Northwestern.
04.11.2019 | Wet Ink: Josh Modney “Engage” Trio
An evening of improvised music for trio, with Alex Mincek (saxophone) and Sam Pluta (electronics), including settings of solo violin music from “Engage” (New Focus Recordings)
Elastic Arts | Chicago | 8:00pm
04.22-28.2019 | Wet Ink Florida Tour
The Wet Ink septet performs at Stetson University and New Music New College.
04.30-05.12.2019 | Steve Reich @ The Shed
4x daily performances over two weeks of “Reich/Richter/Pärt” at The Shed, with International Contemporary Ensemble.
05.15-16.2019 | Claude Vivier’s Kopernikus at Americas Society
Music of the Americas presents the New York premiere of composer Clause Vivier’s chamber opera Kopernikus. The production, performed by Meridionalis and the International Contemporary Ensemble, features video by Sergio Policicchio.
22 Boerum Place | Brooklyn | 7:00pm
05.28.2019 | Carnegie Hill Concerts – Catherine Lamb
Performing chamber works for violin by Catherine Lamb, including “Prisma Interius VII” for violin and synthesizer (with Eric Wubbels), and “(in) tone” for two violins (with Conrad Harris).
05.29.2019 | Stone Commissioning Series: Ingrid Laubrock
Performing new compositions by Ingrid Laubrock in a quartet lineup alongside Sam Pluta (electronics) and Marc Hannaford (piano), with Laubrock on saxophone.
National Sawdust | 7:00pm
06.03.2019 | Recording with Nate Wooley Large Ensemble
Recording large versions of Wooley’s “Battle Pieces”, with Ingrid Laubrock, Mariel Roberts, Cory Smythe, and more.
06.10.2019 | ICE: Mamlok and Anderson
Joining the International Contemporary Ensemble in large ensemble works by Ursula Mamlok, Natasha Anderson, Felipe Lara, and more.
Roulette | 8:00pm
07.07-14.2019 | Ensemble Evolution (Banff)
Joining the artist-faculty of Ensemble Evolution at Banff (Canada) for the third week of this exciting program for composers and performers. Performing a world premiere by Anna Webber (with Cory Smythe, piano), and leading a large ensemble performance of the music of Anthony Braxton with EVO participants.
07.14-20.2019 | The Walden School
Joining the International Contemporary Ensemble as an artist-in-residence at The Walden School Young Musicians Program.
07.25.2019 | Mostly Mozart Festival: Fure & Thorvaldsdottir
Joining the International Contemporary Ensemble in works by Ashley Fure and Anna Thorvaldsdottir
David Rubenstein Atrium | 7:30pm
08.03.2019 | Mostly Mozart Festival: ICE Merkin Concert
Joining the International Contemporary Ensemble in works by Kate Soper and more.
Merkin Concert Hall | 9:00pm
08.05.2019 | Mostly Mozart Festival: IFCA Composer Portraits
Performing two solo violin works by Aida Shirazi and Farzia Fallah, as well as a string quartet by Shiva Fesharaki, members of the Iranian Female Composers Association.
Bruno Walter Auditorium | 7:00pm
09.01.2019 | ICE + Offspring + Adapter @ Radialsystem (Berlin)
Joining up with Ensemble Offspring (Sydney) and Adapter (Berlin) at Radialsystem for a program of works by Ashley Fure, Natasha Anderson, and more.
Radialsystem (Berlin) | 8:00pm
09.18.2019 | Wubbels “if and only if” @ Bowerbird
Performing Eric Wubbels’s evening-length piano trio “if and only if” with Mariel Roberts and Wubbels.
University Lutheran | Philadelphia | 8:00pm
10.17-22.2019 | Tristan Perich @ Big Idea (Holland)
Leading performances of Tristan Perich’s Drift Multiply for 50 violins and electronics in Rotterdam alongside NYC and Netherlands-based violinists (Douglas Perkins, conductor).
10.24-25.2019 | Wubbels “if and only if” tour – Düsseldorf & Paris
The Modney-Roberts-Wubbels trio hits Europe with performances in Düsseldorf and Paris
11.14-17.2019 | Martha Graham Dance Company – Copland & Thomas
Joining the International Contemporary Ensemble in a run of shows with Martha Graham Dance Company, performing Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” alongside a new companion piece by Augusta Read Thomas
Peak Performances | Kasser Theater, Montclair, NJ
11.19-20.2019 | Wet Ink @ Huddersfield (UK)
Wet Ink performs two concerts at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, with special guests Charmaine Lee (voice) and Alice Teyssier (flute).
12.7.2019 | Wet Ink performs Columbia Undergraduate Composers
Members of the Wet Ink Large Ensemble perform five premieres by Columbia Undergrads at Scholes Street Studio in Williamsburg
Scholes Street Studio | Brooklyn | 7:00pm
12.13.2019 | Wet Ink Collaborations: Huddersfield Composers / Charmaine Lee
Wet Ink presents a concert of new collaborations with voice phenom Charmaine Lee and Huddersfield, UK-based composers Kristina Wolfe and Pierre Alexandre Tremblay. The concert features the world premiere of a duo for voice and piano by Eric Wubbels, written in close collaboration with Charmaine Lee, as well as the US premieres of sextets written for Wet Ink for the 2019 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival by Wolfe, Tremblay, and Lee. Wet Ink debuted these works at hcmf// in November 2019 and recorded them for release on Huddersfield’s HCR label.
St. Peter’s Church Chelsea | NYC | 8:00pm
1.19.2020 | Pluta and Ablinger @ Frequency Festival (Chicago)
Premiere of a new quintet for Wet Ink by Sam Pluta, featuring Eric Wubbels, Alex Mincek, Ian Antonio, Pluta, and Modney on the Frequency Festival at Constellation, alongside a large-scale solo work by Peter Ablinger, performed by Antonio.
1.28.2020 | Jörg Widmann Portrait @ Carnegie Hall
Modney makes his Carnegie Hall solo debut performing Jörg Widmann’s “Etude II” for solo violin, as well as several other Widmann chamber works with the International Contemporary Ensemble at Zankel Hall.
2.13.2020 | Wet Ink Collaborations
Music by Eric Wubbels (a new duo with Charmaine Lee), Mariel Roberts (a new duo with Modney), and a collective work by Wet Ink.
2.15-17.2020 | Chicago Civic Coachings
Coaching chamber works performed by Chicago Civic Orchestra musicians, alongside Jacob Greenberg of ICE.
3.17.2020 | Modney @ SEEDS
POSTPONED. Performing a set of Modney solo violin works at SEEDS in Brooklyn.
4.2-5.2020 | Kate Soper’s “Romance of the Rose”
POSTPONED UNTIL 2020-21 SEASON. Music Director/Conductor/Violinist/Violist for the premiere run of Kate Soper’s opera “Romance of the Rose” at Peak Performances in Montclair, NJ. With the Wet Ink Large Ensemble.
4.7.2020 | EVRLY MVSIC @ Metropolis Space
POSTPONED UNTIL 2020-21 SEASON. Joining guitarist Patrick Higgins (ZS) for an evening of music co-composed by Higgins and Modney, from “EVRLY MVSIC” (NNA Tapes, 2017). At the Metropolis Ensemble space on Rivington Street.
4.20.2020 | ICE @ MATA Festival
POSTPONED – DETAILS TBA. Joining ICE for an evening of premieres for ensemble at the annual MATA Festival.
5.1.2020 | Wet Ink Large Ensemble
POSTPONED UNTIL 2020-21 SEASON. The Wet Ink Large Ensemble returns in a program of works by Tonia Ko, Sam Pluta, Weston Olencki, and Alex Mincek. At St. Peter’s Church, Chelsea.
5.2.2020 | Walden Benefit – Washington, DC
THIS WILL NOW BE A WEBCAST – DETAILS TBA. Performing a solo set to benefit the wonderful Walden School Young Musicians Program!
5.4.2020 | ICE performs Columbia Undergrad Compositions
THIS WILL NOW BE A WEB-BASED EDUCATIONAL PROJECT – DETAILS TBA. Conducting the International Contemporary Ensemble in a program of premieres by Columbia University undergraduate composers, at Symphony Space.
5.9.2020 | ICE @ Library of Congress
CANCELED. Joining ICE in works by Suzanne Farrin, Ashley Fure, and others.
5.16.2020 | Wet Ink + HGNM
POSTPONED – DETAILS TBA. The Wet Ink Large Ensemble premieres music by the Harvard Group for New Music in Cambridge, MA.
5.17-19.2020 | ICE – Chicago Civic Orchestra Coachings
POSTPONED – DETAILS TBA. Working with Chicago Civic fellows on a program of music by George Lewis.
5.26.2020 | Carter Duo with Jacob Greenberg (Chicago)
Performing Elliot Carter’s titanic “Duo for Violin and Piano” with Jacob Greenberg, alongside work by Anthony Braxton. At Pianoforte in Chicago.
5.31-6.11.2020 | New Music on the Point Residency
Leading classes as a member of the improvisation faculty at New Music on the Point, and performing with Wet Ink (2020 guest ensemble-in-residence).
11.15.2020 | Patrick Higgins TOCSIN release livestream event
Performing Patrick Higgins’ SQ3 live from Hudson, NY, with Lauren Cauley, Carrie Frey, and Mariel Roberts, presented by Dreamstage. Tickets at link below.
12.3-7.2020 | Wubbels/Pluta recording residency
Making studio recordings of two recent long-form works by Eric Wubbels and Sam Pluta in New Haven, CT (with Wubbels and Mariel Roberts, cello)
12.15-17.2020 | Wet Ink / HGNM residency
Wet Ink records chamber works by the Harvard Group for New Music at Scholes Studio in Williamsburg