We are excited to open Wet Ink’s 19th Season with a concert celebrating the release of Wet Ink founder and co-director Alex Mincek’s second full-length recording, “Torrent”, the first disc in iconic web magazine Sound American’s Young Composer Portrait series.
The program on September 26th at Scholes Street Studio will feature the premiere of new music from Mincek’s Harmonielehre, an ongoing cycle of works for violin and piano written for Wet Ink’s Josh Modney and Eric Wubbels, and performances by special guests String Noise (performing Mincek’s new violin duo) and renowned experimental trumpeter Nate Wooley (performing works by Anthony Braxton alongside Wet Ink musicians).
$10 general / free for students
Torrent is available as a deluxe art object meant to give the listener a multivalent overview of Mincek’s history, aesthetic, and impact on the contemporary music world. The disc comes in a beautiful hardcover book-like case along with 28 pages of notes including the composer’s conversation with Sound American Editor and experimental trumpeter Nate Wooley and in-depth interviews with members of the Wet Ink Ensemble.
Wet Ink is featured as the performing ensemble on the album alongside Yarn/Wire and Mivos Quartet. The Wet Ink Large Ensemble performs “Pendulum VII” and “Pneuma” (feat. Michael Ibrahim, saxophone), and Wet Ink members Josh Modney & Eric Wubbels perform selections from “Harmonielehre”, an ongoing large-scale composition for violin & piano.
ABOUT WET INK ENSEMBLE
The Wet Ink Ensemble is a unique collection of composers, improvisers and interpreters committed to making adventurous music. With a 18-year history of outstanding achievement in the programming and presentation of contemporary music, Wet Ink has earned an international reputation as one of the most innovative and virtuosic ensembles working today.
Wet Ink most commonly performs as a septet comprised of a core group of composer-performers that collaborate in a band-like fashion, writing, improvising, preparing, and touring pieces together over long stretches of time. This approach has led to an incomparable body of work marked by a keenly developed performance practice, played in concert with ferocity, commitment, and expressivity. The group also regularly functions as The Wet Ink Large Ensemble, a flexible roster of over twenty NYC-based soloists dedicated to ambitious, large-scale projects. Please visit us at WETINK.ORG for more info.