Upcoming Events- 2012-13
(compositions in italics)
Aug.6-11.12 EMPAC Recording Residency with Wet Ink
We'll be recording our second album amidst the mind-shattering splendor of EMPAC's facilities, in Troy, NY.
Aug.29.12 Zs/Wet Ink/Extra Life/Mick Barr @ 285 Kent
Celebrating the release of the Zs 10-year anniversary box set
Oct.18.12 Composition Lecture @ Manhattan School of Music
Nov.6.12 Talea Ensemble at Contempuls Festival (CZ)
Talea premieres Tautology and Translation, for clarinet, cello, piano, and percussion
Dec.2-4.12 Wet Ink Ensemble Duke University Residency Part I
Dec.8.12 Wet Ink Ensemble CD Release @ DiMenna Center
premieres of large-scale works by Sam Pluta and Kate Soper, followed by a post-concert party to celebrate the release of our new album "Relay" on Carrier Records.
Jan.18.13 alphabeta @ DiMenna Center
performed by members of ICE and the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble.
Feb.8.13 Wet Ink plays Mincek and Wubbels @ DiMenna Center
Premiere of a new work for Ian Antonio, along with "the children of fire come looking for fire" and katachi.
Feb.22.13 Oberlin Faculty Recital
Mar.1-3.13 Wet Ink Ensemble Duke University Residency Part II
March 2013 Spring Duo Tour (with Josh Modney)
Mar.28.13 An Die Musik (Baltimore)
Mar.30.13 The Stone (NYC)
Apr.28-30.13 Wet Ink Ensemble Duke University Residency Part III
May.31.13 Eric Huebner at June in Buffalo Performance Institute
Pianist Eric Huebner premieres Velocity and the Grain of Time for solo prepared piano.
Eric Wubbels (b.1980) is a composer, pianist, and Executive Director of the Wet Ink Ensemble, a New York collective devoted to creating, promoting, and organizing adventurous contemporary music. Since Fall 2012 he teaches as Visiting Assistant Professor of Composition at Oberlin Conservatory.
Wubbels's music has been presented at concerts and festivals in Europe, Asia and the U.S., by groups such as the Wet Ink Ensemble, Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, ICE, Yarn/Wire, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble (San Francisco), mmm... (Japan), and The Knights. He has received commissioning grants from the Argosy Foundation Contemporary Music Fund, Issue Project Room, Jerome Foundation, and Yvar Mikhashoff Trust, and has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony and Civitella Ranieri Center (Italy).
As a performer, he has given U.S. and world premieres of works by major figures such as Peter Ablinger, Richard Barrett, Michael Finnissy, Beat Furrer, Bernhard Lang, and Mathias Spahlinger. Recent engagements have included appearances at the MoMA (NYC), Monday Evening Concerts (L.A.), and the Contempuls Festival (Prague). He has recorded for hat[art], Spektral, Albany Records, Carrier, and Quiet Design.
He holds a D.M.A. and M.A. in composition from Columbia University, and a B.A. summa cum laude from Amherst College. His principal teachers include Lewis Spratlan, Tristan Murail, and Fred Lerdahl.
News Fall 2012
Wet Ink's new disc "Relay" is out December 8th on Carrier Records. Featuring works by Rick Burkhardt, George Lewis, Alex Mincek, Sam Pluta, Kate Soper, and Eric Wubbels. Very excited for this...!
Happy to have joined the faculty at Oberlin Conservatory as Visiting Assistant Professor of Composition.
Wet Ink's portrait CD of Swiss composer Katharina Rosenberger is out now on hat[art].
Tautology and Translation
for clarinet, cello, piano, and percussion.
for Talea Ensemble
new work for prepared vibraphone and prepared piano
for Ian Antonio
new work for prepared piano
for Eric Huebner, commissioned by
the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust