Wet Ink Season 24 Opening Concert: HEX // Orlando Furioso
Wednesday, September 14th, 2022 at 7:30 P.M.Roulette
509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn
$20 suggested / pay what you can / students free
Wet Ink Ensemble’s first concert of the season at Roulette will feature Artists-In Residence Vicente Hansen Atria and Rick Burkhardt alongside members of Atria’s “alien chamber-folk” septet Orlando Furioso in the world premiere performance of Kate Soper’s HEX. The new work is a dramatic satire in which a new music ensemble inadvertently opens the gates of Hell.
The concert also celebrates Orlando Furioso’s self-titled debut album, released on Aguirre Records on September 9, with performances by the group, bringing the listener into a bizarre microtonal cosmos, where Andean melodies meet Renaissance arias. Like a science-fiction Dante, Atria’s group takes the listener on a tour of many diverse and colorful provinces of an alien world.
Wet Ink Ensemble’s Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program provides an open platform for composer-performers who are invited to create new work for and with Wet Ink, perform with the ensemble, present their own solo projects and bands, and work with Wet Ink’s open, collaborative model in any way that they find meaningful. Previous AIRs include Charmaine Lee, Katherine Young, and Nick Dunston.