Winter Chamber Concert feat. Ingrid Laubrock

Sunday, February 19th, 2023 at 7:30 P.M.

Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W 13th St, New York, NY 10011
$20 suggested / pay what you can / students free


Wet Ink Ensemble joins with Artist-In-Residence Ingrid Laubrock for an evening of music for chamber ensemble. Program will include Aquarelle for piano and vibraphone by Jo Kondo, Axamer Folio for saxophone and drums by Eric Wubbels (feat. Laubrock), the premiere of Josh Modney's Ascender for violin and distortion pedal, and a trio set by Laubrock, Alex Mincek (sax), and Sam Pluta (electronics).

Jo Kondo's Aquarelle finds beauty and mystery in simple surfaces and fine gradations of harmony and color. Eric Wubbels's Axamer Folio, a "modular labyrinth" that reconfigures itself for each performance, features saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and Ian Antonio on drums in a new version that highlights the diverse backgrounds of the two players. Josh Modney's Ascender augments Modney's extroverted solo violin practice with distortion pedal, enabling access to richly harmonized Just Intonation sonorities and harsh noise. The program concludes with a new trio that showcases the distinctive musical personalities of saxophonists Laubrock and Mincek interweaved with the dynamic live electronics of Sam Pluta.