The Wet Ink Ensemble is a New York-based new music ensemble with a 19-year history of outstanding achievement in the programming and presentation of contemporary music. Wet Ink’s performances have been lauded as “Dense, wild, yet artfully controlled” (The New York Times) and “sublimely exploratory” (The Chicago Reader). The group’s performance of Kate Soper’s “Ipsa Dixit” was hailed by The New Yorker’s Alex Ross as “Comprehensively astounding …. a twenty-first century masterpiece …. a ninety-minute tour de force in which ideas assume sound and form.”
Wet Ink has collaborated with a broad range of renowned artists, from Evan Parker to George Lewis, and is equally committed to promoting the works of young and underrepresented composers, from today’s most promising emerging voices to the next generation of artists. Wet Ink’s core ensemble is a septet of world class composers, improvisers, and interpreters that collaborate in band-like fashion, writing, improvising, preparing, and touring pieces together over long stretches of time. Wet Ink is Erin Lesser (flutes), Alex Mincek (saxophone), Ian Antonio (percussion), Eric Wubbels (piano), Josh Modney (violin), Kate Soper (voice) and Sam Pluta (electronics).