Wet Ink Ensemble performs Peter Ablinger and Sam Pluta

 Jan 19, 2020, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM

3111 N Western Ave., Chicago

Wet Ink Ensemble performs two works by Peter Ablinger—IEAOV "8 Vitrines, Pigment Dust" for percussion and 4-channel electronics, featuring percussionist Ian Antonio, and Black Series, a collection of rigorously organized open-instrumentation works scored "for Rock Band" which must be performed from memory—alongside a world premiere by Sam Pluta written for a sextet of Wet Ink.

Wet Ink has frequently performed Peter Ablinger's music and the composer will be in attendance at the Constellation concert. In 2009, Wet Ink produced a portrait concert of Ablinger's work at St. Peter's Chelsea in NYC with Ablinger in attendance, which was the first ever event in NYC celebrating his music.

Of his new work, Sam Pluta says, "My piece is a 20 minute soundscape exploring expanded microtonal harmonies combining instrumental and synthesized tones. It places the ensemble at the center of the hall, with quadraphonic sound encircling the audience and ensemble."

Admission: $15 general / $10 for students

This performance is part of MUSIC’S OVER: Listening with Peter Ablinger, a 9-day residency threading a series of talks, composition seminars, and experimental discussions in between multiple performance events featuring world premieres and internationally renowned ensembles, who will render Ablinger’s work alone and alongside other artists who enjoy his influence. The Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, in partnership with Goethe-Institut Chicago,  is thrilled to kick off the inaugural week of the new Gray Sound series with Peter Ablinger’s first visit to Chicago.