Alex Mincek- Composer/Performer

Upcoming Events :

May 6, 2013 - The JACK Quart performs "String Quartet No. 3" at Wigmore Hall in London, UK.

May 10, 2013 - Loadbang premieres "Number May Be Defined" at the Susan Inglett Gallery in NYC.

May 24, 2013 - The Mivos Quartet performs "String Quartet No. 3" at Gallery 345 in Toronto, CA.

May 31, 2013 - The Percussions de Strasbourg premieres "Trigger/Switch/Filter" at the Nanterre Theatre in Paris, France.

June 1, 2013 - Ensemble Cairn performs "Donegal" in Douai, France.

August 31, 2013 - The Janacek Philharmonic will preview a large excerpt from "Pendulum:X" for large orchestra at the final concert of the Ostrava Days Festival in Ostrava, CZ.

September 14, 2013 - Ensemble Linea will premiere a new work for 13 instruments at the Abbaye de Royaumont, in Paris, France.

October 3, 2013 - A concert of recent solos and duos will be performed at Manhattan School of music. More details TBA.

October 18, 2013 - Noa Even and Stephen Klunk perform "Nucleus" at the Bowling Green New Music Festival.

September 7, 2013 - John Popham performs "Flutter" at St. Anne’s Church in Brooklyn

September 7, 2013 - Michael Ibrahim performs "Ali" at the Color Field Festival in Madison, WI

September 10, 2012 - Thin Edge New Music Collective performs "Nucleus" at the Array Space in Toronto, CA

September 14, 2013 - Thin Edge New Music Collective performs "Nucleus" in Toronto, CA

October 3, 2013 - Ensemble "mmm..." features pianist Kaori Ohsuga performing "Stems" at Suginami-Kokaido Sho-hall, Tokyo at 7pm

October 20, 2013 - Mivos Quartet performs "String Quartet No. 3" at the Experimental Theatre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

October 28, 2013 - Mivos Quartet performs "String Quartet No. 3" at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, in Hong Kong

October 31, 2013 - YARN/WIRE performs "Pendulum VI" at the Mondavi Center in Davis, CA

November 16, 2013 - Travis RK performs "Ali" at West Virginia University

November 31, 2013 - Mariel Roberts performs "Flutter" at MIT

December 10, 2013 - YARN/WIRE perform "Pendulum VI" at Miller Theatre, NYC

January 18, 2014 - Wet Ink Ensemble premieres a new work in Lucerne, Switzerland

February 13, 2014 - Ensemble Dal Niente perform "Nucleus" at the Recital Hall at the Jacobs School of Music Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Avant Music Festival presents a portrait concert of my work the last week of February, 2014. Details TBA

March 9, 2014 - CalArts presents a portrait concert of my work. Details TBA

March 24, 2014 - YARN/WIRE performs "Pendulum VI" at Bowling Green University

April 17, 2014 - Wet Ink Ensemble performs a new work at EMPAC in Troy, NY

April 18, 2014 - Wet Ink Ensemble performs a new work in NY. Other details TBA

May 8-9, 2014 - The Sonor Ensemble performs "Poco a Poco" in Baltimore on. More details TBA

Recent Events :

April 18, 2013 - Noa Even and Stephen Klunk performed "Nucleus" at Tenri Hall in NYC.

March 9, 2013 - Ensemble Cairn performed "Donegal" in Tours, France.

March 30, 2013 - Josh Modney and Eric Wubbels performed "For Petr Kotik" at the Stone in NYC.

March 8, 2013 - Ensemble Cairn premiered "Donegal" in Orleans, France.

February 8, 2013 - Yarn/Wire performed "Pendulum: VI", Wet Ink Ensemble performed "Pendulum: VII" and Mivos performed "String Quartet No. 3" at the DiMenna Center in NYC.

January 19, 2013 - Ostravka Banda premiered "Subito: II" in Cologne, Germany for German Radio.

Alex Mincek

Alex Mincek (b. 1975) 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). He is currently the saxophonist, bass clarinetist, and artistic director of the Wet Ink Ensemble, a group dedicated to contemporary music, which he founded in 1998.

Mincek's music has been programmed at venues and international festivals including Carnegie Hall, Miller Theatre, the Strasbourg Musica Festival, Festival Présences of Radio France, Festival Archipel in Geneve, Voix Nouvelles at the Abbaye de Royaumont in Paris, Festival des Musiques Démesurées in Clermont-Ferrand, the Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD), Unerhörte Musik in Berlin, the Contempuls Festival in Prague, and the Ostrava New Music Days.

Mincek has collaborated with ensembles including the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, the Janacek Philharmonic, Ensemble Cairn, Ensemble Le Balcon, Ensemble Linea, Ensemble XXI, Wet Ink Ensemble, SEM Ensemble, Present Music, Talea Ensemble, Dal Niente, Yarn/Wire, Mivos and the JACK Quartet. Mincek's music has also been recognized through commissions and awards from major arts institutions such as the Guggenheim Foundation, 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, the Barlow Endowment, Meet The Composer and the Issue Project Room.


Alex was recently awarded an Alpert Award in the Arts. Find out more about the award on the Alpert Awards website.

Alex was also awarded a Barlow Endowment commission, to write a percussion trio for the ensemble Line Upon Line.

The Wet Ink Ensemble will release a CD this fall, "Relay", featuring the piece "Color - Form - Line" (2010) on Carrier Records.

A new recording of Mincek's music featuring the JACK Quartet and Wet Ink Ensemble is now available from Carrier Records

Mincek's music is now published by a special edition of Schott: PSNY (Project Schott New York). Selected scores are currently available and more are being prepared. Go Here for more details.
©2010 Alex Mincek