Alex Mincek
Program Notes

Composer Portraits: Alex Mincek

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Alex Mincek

Thursday, February 25, 2016, 8pm

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Heralded as the “new garde of the New York avant-garde” by the New York Times, Alex Mincek draws on diverse textures, sources, and traditions; listeners might encounter echoes of anything from Morton Feldman to Stravinsky to jazz. With two world premieres—including a Miller Theatre commissioned octet for the piano and percussion quartet Yarn/Wire and the Mivos Quartet—this Portrait presents the freshest sounds from New York’s cutting-edge musicians.


  • Torrent (2016) world premiere, Miller Theatre commission
  • Images of Duration (In homage to Ellsworth Kelly) (2016) world premiere
  • Pendulum VI: Trigger  (2010) 
  • String Quartet No. 3 “lift – tilt – filter – split(2010)