AIR Concerts 04: Nick Dunston/Mosaic Orchestra

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022 at 7:30 P.M.

Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand St, New York, NY 10002
$10 general / free for students


Wet Ink band an evening of large-scale work including the premiere of 2021-22 Artist-In-Residence Nick Dunston's "Reverse Broadcast". The Wet Ink band will be joined by innovative improvisers Katherine Young (also a 2021-22 Artist-In-Residence), Charmaine Lee, Weston Olencki, Lester St Louis, Mette Rasmussen, and Nina Guo, with Dunston on bass.

Reverse Broadcast begins with an exploration of radioits origins, its technology, and most importantly, its cultural and psychological consequencesand then immediately reverse engineers these consequences into a potent musical embodiment,” explains Dunston. 

The evening also includes the debut of The Mosaic Orchestra, a collective project that brings Wet Ink together with acclaimed creative musicians to make a new, large-scale, non-hierarchical work. Co-composed over several days of workshops, Mosaic Orchestra will combine structure and openness while providing a forum for the genesis of shared performance practice. 

Wet Ink’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program provides an open platform for composer-performers who are invited to create new work for/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.


Nick Dunston: Reverse Broadcast (2022)

Mosaic Orchestra collaborative composition