Alex Mincek is a New York-based composer and performer. Alex was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2012 and was the winner of the Alpert Award in the Arts. Alex’s music has been programmed at venues and festivals around the world including Carnegie Hall, Miller Theatre, Wigmore Hall, and the Strasbourg Music Festival. Mincek has collaborated with ensembles including Ensemble Recherche, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Linea, and the JACK Quartet. Alex’s work has also been recognized through commissions and awards from arts institutions such as the French Ministry of Culture, Chamber Music America, ASCAP, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
He is currently the saxophonist, bass clarinetist, and artistic director of the Wet Ink Ensemble, a group dedicated to contemporary music, which he co-founded in 1998. He studied composition at Columbia University where he received his DMA and at the Manhattan School of Music for his MA.
To continue, extend, prolong, sustain, revolve, join, connect, unite and rearrange various paths through numerous continuums in which adjacent elements are very similar but elements are very different at the extremes, articulated in and out of sequence, circuitously, radially, axially, dialogically…