Alex Mincek is a New York-based composer and performer. He studied composition with Tristan Murail and Fred Lerdahl at Columbia University, where he is currently a doctoral candidate in composition and a music history instructor. He has also studied composition with Nils Vigeland at the Manhattan School of Music, where he was awarded the “Manhattan Prize” in composition in 2001 and a master’s degree in 2002.
Mincek’s music has been programmed by major music festivals such as the Radio France/Festival Presences “Why Note”, the Royaumont “Voix Nouvelles” and the Musiques Demesurees festivals in France, the Darmstadt and Magdeburg music festivals in Germany, the Ostrava New Music Days festival in
Mincek currently composes for and serves as the saxophonist, bass clarinetist and artistic director of the Wet Ink Ensemble, a group dedicated to experimental contemporary music, which he founded in 1998.