Wet Ink – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – February 14th, 2016
Wet Ink

Frequency Series Presents

Wet Ink

Sun, February 14, 2016

8:30 pm


Chicago, IL


Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Wet Ink
Wet Ink
Wet Ink is pleased to present a program of two extended works by composer-performers Sam Pluta and Eric Wubbels, with violinist Josh Modney. Sam Pluta’s hydra and Eric Wubbels’s “the children of fire come looking for fire” are shining examples of Wet Ink’s philosophy – two works written in close collaboration with the performers, rooted in years of shared experience with a tight-knit group of musicians, and played in concert with an exceptional level of ferocity, commitment, and expressivity.

The Wet Ink Ensemble has been at the forefront of chamber music and composition in New York City for over 15 years, and has earned an international reputation as one of America's most committed and virtuosic contemporary music ensembles, lauded for performances which “combine striking stylistic and aesthetic assurance with technical perfection” (Torsten Möller, Dissonanz). This trio formation of Wet Ink debuted in January 2015 for a tour of the UK, including performances in Clapham, Manchester, Birmingham, and at the renowned experimental venue Café OTO in London. A followup tour in May 2015 included stops at Art Share (L.A.), CCRMA (Stanford, CA) and CNMAT (Berkeley, CA).

Eric Wubbels's "the children of fire come looking for fire" for violin and prepared piano is a work of extremes, juxtaposing intense ensemble virtuosity, grinding noise, and extended repetition with moments of bare, direct simplicity and just intonation. A work of exceeding musical and technical demands, “the children of fire...” is performed from memory.

Best known for his improvisation work with Peter Evans and Rocket Science (with Evan Parker, Craig Taborn, and Peter Evans), Sam Pluta's "hydra" combines his interests in live processing, acousmatic "tape music", acoustic composition, and improvisation. Pluta's dazzling live electronics performance practice will be showcased, joined by Eric Wubbels and Josh Modney.

ERIC WUBBELS: "the children of fire come looking for fire" (2012) for violin and prepared piano
SAM PLUTA: "hydra" (2014) for violin, piano, and live electronics

Josh Modney - violin

Eric Wubbels - piano

Sam Pluta - live electronics

Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618