Upcoming Events :
September 30, 2012 - The JACK Quartet will give the French premiere of "String Quartet No. 3" at the Strasbourg Musica Festival.
October 28, 2012 - Ian Antonio will premiere "V" (2012) for solo marimba at the SEM "Beyond Cage Festival" at Willow Place Auditorium, Brooklyn, NY.
October 22, 2012 - Performing John Cage's "Atlas Eclipticalis" with the Orchestra of the SEM Ensemble at Carnegie Hall.
November 6, 2012 - Talea Ensemble performs "Color - Form - Line: II" at the Contempuls Festival in Prague, CZ.
December 2-4, 2012 - Residency at Duke University with the Wet Ink Ensemble.
December 8, 2012 - Performing works by Sam Pluta and Kate Soper with the Wet Ink Ensemble at The Dimenna Center in Manhattan, NY.
January 29, 2013 - Ostravka Banda will premiere a new work in Cologne, Germany for German Radio. More details TBA.
March 8, 2013 - Ensemble Cairn will premiere a new work in France. More details TBA.
Recent Events :
January 25, 2012 - Wet Ink performed Nucleus at the Issue Project Room, NYC.
January 27, 2012 - SEM Ensemble performed "For Petr Kotik" Prague, CZ.
January 29, 2012 - SEM Ensemble performed "For Petr Kotik" Ostrava, CZ.
February 7, 2012 - SEM Ensemble performed "For Petr Kotik" at Roulette, NYC.
February 22-25, 2012 - Residency at Duke University with the Wet Ink Ensemble.
February 29, 2012 - Mivos Quartet performed String Quartet No. 3 at Issue Project Room, NYC.
March 8, 2012 - Holographic Ensemble performed Poco a Poco at Bloomington NHS, Bloomington, Indiana.
March 9, 2012 - Holographic Ensemble performed Poco a Poco at Russian Recording Studios, Bloomington, Indiana.
March, 2012 - Michael Ibrahim premiered ALI at the World Saxophone Conference in Arizona.
March 25, 2012 - Wilhem Latchoumia performed Pendulum 8 at Festival Archipel in Geneve, SW.
March 30, 2012 - Timetable Percussion + Wet Ink Ensemble performed "Trigger/Switch/Filter" at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, NY.
April 24, 2012 - Orpheus Chamber Orchestra previewed Machina/Humana at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Nashville, TN.
April 25, 2012 - Orpheus Chamber Orchestra previewed Machina/Humana at Adelphi University.
April 28, 2012 - Orpheus Chamber Orchestra premiered Machina/Humana a newly commissioned work at Carnegie Hall.
April 29, 2012 - Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performed Machina/Humana a newly commissioned work at SUNY Purchase.
May 12, 2012 - Ensemble Dal Niente performed Pendulum VII in Chicago.
May 23, 2012 - Wet Ink Ensemble performed Pendulum VII at Roulette, Brooklyn, NY.
May 2012 (between 9 and 19) - Wilhem Latchoumia performed Pendulum 8 at Festival Les Musiques, Marseille - (date to be confirmed).
June 2012 (between 8 and 10) - Wilhem Latchoumia performed Pendulum 8 at Lille piano(s) festival - (date to be confirmed)
June 2, 2012 - Mivos Quartet performed String Quartet No. 3 at Issue Project Room, NYC.
July (TBA), 2012 - Mivos Quartet performed String Quartet No. 3 at the International Music Institute Darmstadt (IMD) in Darmstadt, Germany.
July (TBA), 2012 - Ensemble Linea performed Poco a Poco at the International Music Institute Darmstadt (IMD) in Darmstadt, Germany.
September 18, 2012 - Wilhem Latchoumia performed "Pendulum VIII" (2011) for prepared piano at the Strasbourg Musica Festival.
September 26, 2012 - Cellist Mariel Roberts performed "Flutter"
at Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral, 113 Remsen St, in Brooklyn, NY.
Alex Mincek (b. 1975) is a New York-based composer and performer. He studied composition with Tristan Murail and Fred Lerdahl at Columbia University (DMA) and with Nils Vigeland at the Manhattan School of Music (MA). He is currently the saxophonist, bass clarinetist, and artistic director of the Wet Ink Ensemble, a group dedicated to contemporary music, which he founded in 1998.
Mincek's music has been programmed at many prestigious venues and international festivals including Carnegie Hall, Miller Theatre, the Strasbourg Musica Festival, Festival Présences of Radio France, Festival Archipel in Geneve, Voix Nouvelles at the Abbaye de Royaumont in Paris, Festival des Musiques Démesurées in Clermont-Ferrand, the Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD), Unerhörte Musik in Berlin, the Contempuls Festival in Prague, and the Ostrava New Music Days.
Mincek has collaborated with ensembles including the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, the Janacek Philharmonic, Ensemble Cairn, Ensemble Le Balcon, Ensemble Linea, Ensemble XXI, Wet Ink Ensemble, SEM Ensemble, Present Music, Talea Ensemble, Dal Niente, Yarn/Wire, Mivos and the JACK Quartet. Mincek's music has also been recognized through commissions and awards from major arts institutions such as the Guggenheim Foundation, the French Ministry of Culture, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, ASCAP, the National Endowment for the Arts, MATA, Radio France, the Barlow Endowment, Meet The Composer and the Issue Project Room.
Alex was recently awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. As a Guggenheim fellow he will compose a new piece for large orchestra.
Alex was also awarded a Barlow Endowment commission, to write a percussion trio for the ensemble Line Upon Line.
Cellist Mariel Roberts will release a CD this fall on Innova Records, which features Mincek's piece "Flutter" (for solo cello). http://www.innova.mu/albums/mariel-roberts/nonextraneous-sounds
The Wet Ink Ensemble will release a CD this fall, "Relay", featuring the piece "Color - Form - Line" (2010) on Carrier Records.
A new recording of Mincek's music featuring the JACK Quartet and Wet Ink Ensemble is now available from Carrier Records
Mincek's music is now published by a special edition of Schott: PSNY (Project Schott New York). Selected scores are currently available and more are being prepared. Go Here
for more details.
Alex Ross recently listed Mincek's String Quartet No. 3 as one of the most memorable performances of 2011 in The New Yorker.