New York-based new music group Wet Ink Ensemble announces its three new Artists in Residence: Obie Award-winning theater artist Rick Burkhardt, composer and drummer Vicente Hansen Atria, and saxophonist and songwriter Ingrid Laubrock.
The Wet Ink Ensemble’s first concert of the season will feature Burkhardt alongside Atria’s “alien chamber-folk” septet member Orlando Furioso at the world premiere of Kate Soper’s HEX at Roulette on Wednesday, September 14. 2022 at 7:30 p.m. The new work is a dramatic satire in which a new set of music inadvertently opens the gates to Hell.
The concert also celebrates Orlando Furioso’s self-titled debut album, released on Aguirre Records on September 9 with additional performances by the band, drawing the listener into a bizarre microtonal cosmos, where Andean melodies meet Renaissance tunes. Like a science fiction Dante, Atria’s band takes the listener on a tour of many diverse and colorful provinces of an extraterrestrial world.
The Wet Ink Ensemble Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program provides an open platform for singer-songwriters to create new works for and with Wet Ink, perform with the ensemble, present their own projects solo and bands and working with Wet Ink’s open and collaborative model in any way they find meaningful. Previous AIRs include Charmaine Lee, Katherine Young and Nick Dunston.
HEX // Furious Orlando
Wet Ink Set
Wednesday September 14, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
roulette | 509 Atlantic Avenue | Brooklyn, NY 11217
Tickets: $20 (pay what you can); free admission for students
Kate Soper – HEX a dramatic satire with music (world premiere)
Kate Soper, voice/piano
Rick Burkhardt, vocals/piano (Wet Ink Artist-in-Residence 2022-23)
Vicente Hansen Atria, drums / compositions (2022-23 Wet Ink Artist-In-Residence)
David Acevedo, trumpet
Andrew Boudreau, piano / harpsichord MIDI
Alec Goldfarb, amplified classical guitar
Daniel Hass, cello
David Leon, saxophone / clarinet
Simon Wilson, bass
Additional Works Performed by Orlando Furioso by Vicente Hansen Atria
About Wet Ink’s 2022-23 Artists in Residence
Vicente Hansen Atria is a Chilean composer and drummer based in New York. His music riffs on a wide range of idioms, from renaissance dances to Korean sanjo, creating lucid and futuristic sonic worlds. He has written for groups such as Sun Ra Arkestra, JACK Quartet, Wet Ink Ensemble, Yarn/Wire, TAK Ensemble, International Contemporary Ensemble, Bozzini Quartet, Science Ficta and Daedalus Quartet.
As a drummer and composer his music has been featured in a wide variety of venues and festivals including The Shed, moers Festival, MATA Festival, Re:Sound Festival, Festival Mixtur, ATLÁNTICX Festival, The Stone, Dizzy’s Club at JALC , Saint Vitus, Jazz Standard, DiMenna Center for Classical Music and Roulette, among others. His music has been released on Carrier Records, Aguirre Records and Endectomorph Music, and has been reviewed by publications including The Guardian, The Wire, Nettavisen, I Care If You Listen, Foxy Digitalis, Vinyl District and Which Sinfonia.
He is the recipient of an ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award (2022), an ACF Create Award (2021), The Shed Open Call Commission (2019), two funds from the Chilean Ministry of Culture Fondo de la Música (2022 and 2020), and ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award finalist (2016).
He holds an DMA from Columbia University, where he studied with Fred Lerdahl, Georg Haas, George Lewis and Zosha Di Castri. Vicente currently leads experimental chamber folk septet Orlando Furioso, also performs with collaborative trio Family Plan, improvises electronic music with Buen Clima as Tronador, and designs instruments with Mat Muntz for The Vex Collection, an alternative historical ensemble. .
Rick Burkhardt is an Obie Award-winning composer, performer, playwright, and director whose music, theater, and original lyrics have been performed in more than 40 U.S. cities, as well as in Europe, Canada, Mexico , Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan. He studied music composition at Harvard University, the University of Illinois, and the University of California, San Diego (lead instructors Chaya Czernowin and Herbert Brün) and playwriting at Brown University (instructor Principal Erik Ehn).
Rick Burkhardt’s work has been supported by grants from Chamber Music America, ICElab, New Music USA, Meet the Composer, Jerome Foundation, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Millay Colony, Thomas Nee Commissioning Grant, Boswil Foundation, DAAD and US-Mexico . Fund for Culture, as well as private commissions and festivals. Presenters and curators include Lucerne, Donaueschingen, Wien Modern and Darmstadt festivals, American Repertory Theatre, New York Theater Workshop, LaMama NYC, PS-122 and ensembles such as Yarn/Wire, International Contemporary Ensemble, Wet Ink, PopeBama, radical2 , Ensemble Dal Niente, thingNY, line upon line, Hand/Werk, sfSound, Ensemble SurPlus, La Jolla Symphony Orchestra, Olympia Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble XII. He received “Best Play” awards at the San Francisco Fringe Festival and the New York Frigid Festival, as well as an Obie Special Citation Award for the musical theater work “Three Pianos”.
He is co-founder of the Nonsense Company, a traveling experimental music/drama trio, and Prince Myshkins, a traveling satirical folk/cabaret duo. His original songs have been recorded and performed by singers across the United States and received national airplay on Pacifica Radio’s “Democracy Now” and NPR’s “Morning Edition.” He lives in Brooklyn.
Ingrid Laubrock is an experimental saxophonist and composer, interested in exploring the boundaries between musical realms and creating multi-layered, dense and often evocative soundscapes. A prolific composer, Laubrock has been called “a true visionary” by pianist and Kennedy Center artistic director Jason Moran, and a “fully engaged and visionary saxophonist” by The New Yorker. Its composition Vogelfrei was named “one of the 25 best classic tracks of 2018” by the New York Times.
She has worked with: Anthony Braxton, Muhal Richards Abrams, Dave Douglas, Kenny Wheeler, Jason Moran, Tim Berne, William Parker, Tom Rainey, Mary Halvorson, Kris Davis, Tyshawn Sorey, Craig Taborn, Andy Milne, Luc Ex, Django Bates ‘ Human Chain, The Continuum Ensemble, Wet Ink and many more.
Awards include BBC Jazz Award for Innovation in 2004, Arts Foundation Jazz Composition Fellowship in 2006, SWR German Radio Jazz Prize 2009, German Record Critics Quarterly Award 2014, Downbeat Annual Critics Poll Rising Star Soprano Saxophone (2015), Rising Star Tenor Saxophone (2018) and Herb Alpert/Ragdale Prize for Composition 2019.
Ingrid Laubrock has received composition commissions from The Fromm Music Foundation, BBC Glasgow Symphony Orchestra, Bang on The Can, Grossman Ensemble, The Shifting Foundation, The Robert D. Bielecki Foundation, The Jerwood Foundation, American Composers Orchestra, Tricentric Foundation, SWR New Jazz Meeting, The Jazz Gallery Commissioning Series, NYSCA, Wet Ink, Stone Commissioning Series by John Zorn and EOS Orchestra.
She is the recipient of the 2019 Herb Alpert Ragdale Prize in Music Composition and the 2021 Berklee Institute of Gender Justice Women Composers Collection Fellowship.
Ingrid Laubrock is a part-time professor at The New School and Columbia University. Other teaching experiences include improv workshops at Towson University, CalArts, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, Baruch College, University of Michigan, University of Newcastle and many more. Laubrock was improviser in residence 2012 in the German town of Moers. The position is created to bring creative music to the city throughout the year. In this context, she regularly directs an improvisation ensemble and leads sound workshops in elementary schools.
The Wet Ink Ensemble is a collective of composers, performers and improvisers dedicated to adventurous musical creation. Named “The Best Classical Music Ensemble of 2018” by The New York Times, Wet Ink’s work is rooted in a philosophy of collaborative innovation, spanning music and the unique performance practice developed in the “group” atmosphere of the basic set of Wet Ink. of singer-songwriters, to projects with a wide range of high-profile creators, from Evan Parker to George Lewis to Peter Ablinger, and engaged interpretations of the music of young and underrepresented composers, the most emerging voices of today to the next generation of artists.
Praised for its “sublimely exploratory” (The Chicago Reader) and “dense, wild, yet artfully controlled” (The New York Times) performances and “the uncompromising original music of its members, and its unwavering belief in the power of collaboration (The New Yorker), Wet Ink has been presenting new music concerts at the highest level in New York and around the world for more than 20 years. Wet Ink’s programming celebrates the connection between composition, improvisation and performance, from early collaborations with Christian Wolff and ZS to pioneering portrait concerts of Peter Ablinger, Mathias Spahlinger, Anthony Braxton and AACM composers, working with creative musicians renowned artists such as Ingrid Laubrock, Peter Evans, Darius Jones and Katherine Young, and long-term collaborative projects with the four acclaimed member-composers of Wet Ink (Alex Mincek, Sam Pluta, Kate Soper and Eric Wubbels). In May 2020, the ensemble launched Wet Ink Archive, an online journal of adventurous music featuring writings and recordings from a wide range of artists (please visit archive.wetink.org).
Wet Ink has been in residence at institutions such as Duke University, EMPAC (Experimental Media and Performing Arts Centre), Columbia University, Royal Academy of Music (UK) and The Walden School, among others, and has featured on many many recordings. . Highlights include TEXTUREN by Katharina Rosenberger, which won a German Record Critics Award, and solo records by Alex Mincek (Torrent), Kate Soper (IPSA DIXIT), Sam Pluta (Broken Symmetries), Eric Wubbels (Piano Duets, Book 1), and Josh Modney (Engage), all of whom have been celebrated on various “Best of” lists by The New York Times, The New Yorker, Bandcamp Daily, Sequenza 21, and The Nation. Wet Ink has released four acclaimed solo albums (Wet Ink Ensemble; Relay; Wet Ink: 20, which includes the Wet Ink Large Ensemble; and Glossolalia/Lines on Black).
Wet Ink is co-led by an octet of world-class composers, improvisers and performers who collaborate like a band, writing, improvising, preparing and touring pieces together over extended periods of time. These directors are Erin Lesser (flutes), Alex Mincek (saxophone), Ian Antonio (percussion), Eric Wubbels (piano), Josh Modney (violin), Mariel Roberts (cello), Kate Soper (vocals) and Sam Pluta (electronics) . The Wet Ink Large Ensemble is a group of extraordinary musicians from New York who come together to play the most exciting and innovative music in the world. Learn more at www.wetink.org.