Spring Chamber Concert

Tuesday, June 4th, 2024 at 8:00 P.M.

St Peters Chelsea
346 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011
$20 suggested / pay what you can [reserve online or purchase at door]


Wet Ink’s 25th Season continues with a spring chamber music concert featuring works by 2024-25 Artist-In-Residence Carolyn Chen, Eric Wubbels, and Sam Pluta, alongside a duo performance by Peter Evans and Sam Pluta. Pluta's Binary/momentary ii tries to capture the energy and virtuosity of an improvised quintet in a fully scored composition. Chen's Rendition was inspired by the story of Maher Arar, the Canadian engineer who underwent the American process of extraordinary rendition. The music makes time to inhabit a series of harmonic intervals, derived from place names on his journey to detainment and torture in Syria. The concert includes the first episode of Eric Wubbels's new cycle Second Nature, written for flutist Erin Lesser, percussionist Ian Antonio, and the composer on keyboard instruments.


Eric Wubbels:

𐀏𐀙𐀒//chlorophyll [2024], from Second Nature

for alto flute, computer-controlled cymbals, and percussion

Carolyn Chen:

Rendition (2007)

for cello, bass, and piano

Sam Pluta:

binary/momentary ii: flow state/joy state (2017)

for trumpet, two trombones, piano, and percussion

Peter Evans & Sam Pluta Duo


Erin Lesser, flute

Mariel Roberts, cello

Peter Evans, trumpet

Alix Tucou, trombone

David Taylor, trombone

Eric Wubbels, piano

Ian Antonio, percussion

Gregory Chudzik, bass

Sam Pluta, electronics

Modney, conductor