Alex Mincek

Extended Play: Marathon Concert - Program 1

Miller Theatre at Columbia University, 2960 Broadway at 116th Street, NYC

Sunday, October 16 at 12:00pm

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Alex Mincek: "Poco a Poco" (excerpt) (Wet Ink Ensemble, 2009)

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Alex Mincek is a New York-based composer and performer. He studied composition with Tristan Murail and Fred Lerdahl at Columbia University (DMA) and with Nils Vigeland at the Manhattan School of Music (MA). Mincek’s music has been performed at numerous festivals worldwide and by including the Srasbourg Musica Festival, Festival Présences of Radio France, Voix Nouvelles at the Abbaye de Royaumont, Festival des Musiques Démesurées, the Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD), Unerhörte Musik in Berlin, the Contempuls Festival in Prague, and the Ostrava New Music Days.

Mincek has collaborated with groups including the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, the Janacek Philharmonic, the New Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra (Leipzig), the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, Ensemble Cairn (Paris), Le Balcon Ensemble (Paris), Ensemble Linea (Strasbourg), Ensemble XXI (Dijon), Wet Ink Ensemble, SEM Ensemble, Present Music, Talea Ensemble and the
JACK Quartet. Mincek’s music has also been recognized with several commissions and awards in America and France.through other commissions and awards from the French Ministry of Culture, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, ASCAP, the National Endowment for the Arts, MATA, Radio France, Meet The Composer and the Issue Project Room.

Mincek currently serves as the saxophonist, bass clarinetist, and artistic director of the Wet Ink Ensemble, a group dedicated to contemporary music, which he founded in 1998.