The Wet Ink Ensemble is a New York-based new music collective. Its repertoire is diverse, ranging from scores of rigorous notational complexity to indeterminate and improvisational music; from the American experimental tradition to the contemporary European avant-garde; from acoustic to amplified to electronic works to works for homemade instruments. The Wet Ink Ensemble has performed works by composers such as Ablinger, Feldman, Ferneyhough, Furrer, Hurel, Bernhard Lang, Lucier, Murail, Nono, Reich, Rzewski, Sciarrino, Tenney, and Wolff, and premiered works by emerging artists like James Fei, Hikari Kiyama, Alex Mincek, Randy Nordschow, Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri, James Saunders, Oliver Schneller, Kate Soper, Charlie Wilmoth and Eric Wubbels.
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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
Friday, April 20th, 2012
We finish off the Festival with a tour-de-force of new works for large and small ensembles featuring SIGNAL, called “one of the most vital groups of its kind” by the New York Times, and led by the phenomenally astonishing conductor Brad Lubman. MATA presents the final commission of 2012: a large-scale work by Francesco Filidei, a Paris-based Italian composer who is taking Europe by storm. Also featured: the vicious, heart-stopping Viola Quartet by Eric Wubbels, David Coll’s Position,Influence for soprano and electronics based on the speeches of Charles de Gaulle, Alex Freeman’s gorgeous work for solo Kantele (the Finnish folk instrument, played by Eva Alkula, who swoops in from Finland especially for this performance);and the Spanish-based Mexican composer Ivan Orozco’s glittering, salsa-influenced work for player piano and live pianist (the inimitable Kathleen Supové).
This evening will be hosted by Q2 Music’s Nadia Sirota
Jacob Cooper, Tryptich III: Alla stagion dei fior (2012), video
Eric Wubbels, Viola Quartet (2007)
Francesco Filidei, Ballata n.2, MATA Commission (2012) World Premiere SIGNAL Ensemble
David Coll, Position, Influence (2010), for soprano and electronics. Mellissa Hughes, voice.
Alex Freeman, Magnolia (2002), for kantele. Eva Alkula, kantele.
Ivan Ferrer-Orozco, Traces IV: Anamnesis (2009), for piano and tape. Kathleen Supove, piano.
Friday, January 13th, 2012
Eric Wubbels is a New York-based composer and pianist, and Executive
Director of the Wet Ink Ensemble. Wubbels’s music has been presented
at concerts and festivals in Europe, Asia and the U.S., by groups such
as the Kammerensemble Neue Musik–Berlin, I.C.E., Talea Ensemble, Left
Coast Chamber Ensemble (San Francisco), mmm… (Tokyo), and The Knights.
As a performer, he has appeared at venues ranging from Carnegie Hall’s
Weill Hall and the MoMA (NYC) to Monday Evening Concerts (L.A.), the
Contempuls Festival (Prague), the Kitchen, Roulette, and the Stone. He
has recorded for hathut, Spektral, Albany Records, Carrier Records,
and Quiet Design.
From 2009-2011 he taught as a Visiting Professor at Amherst College,
in Massachusetts. He is a 2011 MacDowell Colony Fellow.