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Eric Wubbels

Palo Alto, CA   

Eric Wubbels (b.1980) is a composer and pianist with the Wet Ink Ensemble, a New York collective devoted to creating, promoting, and organizing adventurous contemporary music.


Wubbels’s music has been performed throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and the U.S., by groups such as the Wet Ink Ensemble, Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, yarn|wire, Ensemble Linea, Distractfold, ICE, Kupka’s Piano, Talea Ensemble, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, and the Mivos Quartet, and featured on festivals including the Zurich Tage für Neue Musik (Switzerland), Sinus Ton (Germany), Metz Festival (France), reMusik (St. Petersburg, Russia) and MATA Festival.


He has received commissioning grants from Chamber Music America’s Classical Commissioning Program, ISSUE Project Room, the Jerome Foundation, New Music USA, and Yvar Mikhashoff Trust, and has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Djerassi Foundation, and Civitella Ranieri Center (Italy).


As a performer, he has given U.S. and world premieres of works by major figures such as Peter Ablinger, Richard Barrett, Michael Finnissy, Beat Furrer, George Lewis, and Mathias Spahlinger. He has recorded for hat[NOW]art, Spektral, Albany Records, Carrier, and Quiet Design.


He received a D.M.A. and M.A. in composition from Columbia University, and has held teaching positions at Amherst College and Oberlin Conservatory.

This is This is This is (for David Foster Wallace)

for two alto saxophones in unison and prepared piano
(2009-10)

Alex Mincek and Eliot Gattegno, saxophones
Eric Wubbels, piano

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katachi, Part I

etudes for ensemble
(2010-12)

Wet Ink Ensemble
Erin Lesser, flute
Alex Mincek, saxophone
Kate Soper, voice
Ian Antonio, percussion
Josh Modney, violin
Eric Wubbels, piano
Sam Pluta, electronics

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Part II
(2012)

for amplified violin and prepared piano

Josh Modney, violin
Eric Wubbels, piano

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NewMusicBox Articles

Listen December 7 2009 | By Eric Wubbels
Sounds Heard: Peter Evans—Nature/Culture

By Eric Wubbels Taking off from the solo performance aesthetic of saxophonist Evan Parker, Peter Evans has devoted his early career to the cultivation and refinement of an exhaustive and...