We are pleased to announce the composer participants of the 2017 Readings - Andrew Harlan, Victoria Cheah, and Vicente Hansen Atria! Please join us on June 14th for the Readings and on June 12-13 for the Festival of Adventurous Music for Large Ensemble. Please read below for more info on the Readings project.


Audio from the 2016 Readings - Zeynep Toraman's "Naif"

Sam Yulsman's "Junkets No. 2"

Emily Praetorius's "I You Me Them Us We"

ABOUT THE PROJECT & APPLICATION PROCESS

The Large Ensemble Readings project provides a unique opportunity for participants to hear feedback on their work from composers *and* performers, each of whom are widely regarded as leading artists in their field. Wet Ink's core artist-faculty includes:


Eric Wubbels (composition/piano)
Kate Soper (composition/voice)
Alex Mincek (composition/saxophone)
Sam Pluta (composition/electronics/music technology)
Ian Antonio (percussion)
Josh Modney (violin)
Erin Lesser (flute)

Participants are invited to join Wet Ink for 3 days of activity including open rehearsals, preliminary meetings with our artist-faculty, 2 performances by the Wet Ink Large Ensemble, and a full day of readings. The readings will include 2 hours of rehearsal for each of the three selected composers, followed by a runthrough of each piece. The entirety of rehearsals and runthroughs will be recorded.

Participants will have numerous opportunities to interact with our artist-faculty and ensemble members. During the readings, each participant will be paired with a composer mentor, and will be engaged in an open process of rehearsal and constructive feedback with the ensemble.

All sessions on June 14th will be open to the public (free admission). If your submission is not selected for this year's readings, you are welcome and encouraged to attend as an auditor. Participants are responsible for their own travel to NYC, meals, & lodging.





ELIGIBILITY


There are no restrictions on who may apply, though preference will be given to composers who have yet to receive wide exposure for their work, and for whom this would represent a significant opportunity.

Submitted works must be scored for Large Ensemble (8-18 players, plus conductor), and may or may not include electronics. There is no restriction on duration, though preference will be given to works running approximately 15 minutes or less.



Wet Ink has the following instruments available:

Flute (+picc, alto, bass)
Clarinet (+bass)
Oboe (+c.a.)
Bassoon
Saxophone (+alto, tenor)
Horn
Trumpet (+picc)
Trombone
Tuba
Piano
Percussion 1
Percussion 2
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Contrabass
Soprano Voice
Electronics


APPLICATION MATERIALS


Wet Ink will consider submissions in two categories:
I. Works for Large Ensemble that have already been composed.
II. A proposal for a work to be written specifically for the Wet Ink Large Ensemble Readings.

Please find guidelines for the two categories below, and submit all materials to - readings@wetink.org

I. Existing Works for Large Ensemble
Please submit the following:

1) A brief artistic statement (max 200 words) about your piece [attach as PDF]
2) Your most recently updated resume or CV [attach as PDF]
3) A copy of your score, attached as PDF. Works with or without electronics are welcome. There is no restriction on duration of works, though preference will be given to works running approximately 15 minutes or less.

II. Proposals for New Works
Please submit the following:

1) A brief artistic statement (max 200 words) about your proposed work [attach as PDF].
2) Your most recently updated resume or CV [attach as PDF]
3) Work Sample: scores of two (2) representative works for solo instrument/voice, chamber ensemble, or large ensemble [attach as PDF]. Please include recordings if available (optional).

Please direct all inquiries to - readings@wetink.org

APPLICATION FEE


There is no fee to apply for the 2017 Large Ensemble Readings.

DEADLINE


March 15th, 2017 - 11:59pm EST

Results will be announced 3-5 weeks after the submission deadline. Applicants will be notified via email.

PAST PARTICIPANTS


2016 - SELECTED FOR READINGS
Emily Praetorius
Zeynep Toraman
Sam Yulsman

2016 - SELECTED FOR 2016-17 SEASON PROGRAMMING
Murat Colak
Mikolaj Laskowski




DETAILS AT A GLANCE


WHEN
Open Rehearsals, and Wet Ink Large Ensemble Concert #1:
June 12th, 2017, 10am-10pm


Wet Ink Large Ensemble Concert #2:
June 13th, 2017, 8pm


Readings:
June 14th, 2017, 10am-6pm


WHERE
St. Peter's Church, Chelsea
346 W 20th St
New York, NY


APPLICATION DEADLINE
March 15th, 2017, 11:59pm.

APPLICATION FEE
There is no fee to apply.

CONTACT
readings@wetink.org