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Gene Pritsker             Composer

“Mischief-maker and cultural blender-in-chief, Pritsker is a serious artist, yet much of his work is witty and irreverent.” Anyone can draw a mustache on the Mona Lisa, but few musicians draw it as artistically and creatively as Gene Pritsker.” 

- Raymond Tuttle, Fanfare Magazine

 

"...audacious...multitalented."

-  The New York Times

 
'The shape-shifting Gene Pritsker is one of the only composers who continues to break down the barriers that still exist in the sometimes water-tight compartments that industry marketers revel in."
- Raul d'Gama Rose, All About Jazz

'Intending to make music

dangerous again.”
- Sequenza21

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“Mischief-maker and cultural blender-in-chief, Pritsker is a serious artist, yet much of his work is witty and irreverent.” Anyone can draw a mustache on the Mona Lisa, but few musicians draw it as artistically and creatively as Gene Pritsker.” 

- Raymond Tuttle, Fanfare Magazine

 

"...audacious...multitalented."

-  The New York Times


'The shape-shifting Gene Pritsker is one of the only composers who continues to break down the barriers that still exist in the sometimes water-tight compartments that industry marketers revel in."
- Raul d'Gama Rose, All About Jazz

'Intending to make music

dangerous again.”
- Sequenza21

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Gene Pritsker             Composer

Recent & Upcoming

Performances:

2024

June

6/1

'Detektive Thumb and The Infinity House' for a silent film performed at Culture Lab as part of the 'Sound Of Silence' Festival. 

6/2

Sound Liberation Di.J. Quartet performs as part of Composers Concordance presents 'Eclectic Bands' at NUBLU

 

6/8

'An An Anachronistic Melody' and 'Fugue For Sean' premiered as part of Composers Concordance presents 'A Knack for Anachronism' at St. John's in The Village

as well as an arrangement of a transcription of Thelonious Monk's solo version of 'Tea For Two'

6/13

Low Key Chamber Concert #35  with  

Funda Cizmecioglu - violin,

Robert C. Ford  & John Pietaro - poets

6/20

Multiple compostions performed as part of Composers Concordance presents 'Strings & Poems' at Jim Kempner Gallery

Including the premiere of 'Solstice Haikus' and 'Kyoshi's Seasons (summer)' and performances of 'In Memory Of Sean Satin', 'Water, Frog, Bird'

6/23

'Louder, Please, My Watch Can’t Hear You' a mini opera on words of John Pietaro and 'Deserts Lullaby' on wards of Roger Aplon performed as part of Composers Concordance presents 'CompCord Ensemble @ Howland Cultural Center' in Beacon NY

6/27
'Fugue For Sean' and 'Canons For Guitars' premiered a part of Composers Concordance presents
'Imitations' at Greenwich House.

6/29

'LittleBig Blues'  the songs 'Cool It Out' and 'Swing Like Animals' and an arranrement of Eric Dolphys 'Miss Ann'  premiered as part of Composers Concordance presents 'LittleBig Band'' at Loft 393

July

7/7

Clair Obscur Saxophone Quartet performs 'Elegant Piles Of Refuse' at the Gedächtniskirche in Berlin, Germany.

7/9

Saxophonist Martin Stier perform 'Maggots' baritone sax concerto as part of his masters recital in Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover.

7/10

Performances of various compositions as part of EMX presents a concert at Panda Platforma in Berlin, Germany

7/17-18

Concerts in Cephalonia, Greece with violinist Tasos Papstamou and soprano Ljiljana Winkler

7/20

Pianist Sayaka Takahashi performs ‘NYC’ in St. Petersburg at 'Ekaterininskoye Sobranie’ (Assembly of Empress Catherine)

721 - 8/11

Gene is back at the Outreach Festival in Schwaz, Austria. Concert with Sound Liberation at the main Festival s well a with the Outreach Orchestra. Other concerts, composition classes, and workshops.  

7/21

‘Let the Rain Sing You A Lullaby’ for solo bassoon premiered by Scott Pool as part of the 53rd annual Double Reed Society Conference in Studio Theater at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona

 

7/25

Premiere of 'Spark Fanfare' for 3 trumpets and bari sax as part of the Music Power in the Park feat. Outreach’s SPARK Orchestra concert at the Outreach Festival 2024

7/27

Concert with the Outreach Workshop band as part of Outreach Festival 2024. Gene will have many compositions performed.

7/26 
'More Love Is Better' for solo accordion is premiered by William Schimmel to a video by Graham Elliott.as aprs of the
2024 Accordion Seminars, An online event 

Aug

8/2

Sound Liberation performs a set of Gene's music as part of Outreach Festival 2024. 

Premieres include the song 'Delaing With it' and 'More Iguanas'.

8/2

Machiko Ozawa performs ‘Tango In V’ at Clang Atelier @ Bern, Switzerland

8/16

Low Key Chamber Concert  #35 with Stephanie Susberich 

8/27

Suite #1 and other compositions performed as part of Composers Concordance presents 'Tango Prism' with Machiko Ozawa and Jai Jeffryes

8/30

CompCord Ensemble in Vermont Composers Concordance presents 'Moonlight & Maple Syrup' at Capital City Grange 

Gene's premieres inlude 'Maple Syrup (A Baseball Poem)', 'Moonlight', 'Follow Your Inner Moonlight; Don't Hide The Madness' and an arrangement of Captain Beefhearts 'Moonlight On Vermont'. 

Sept.

9/5

Sound Liberation performs an event at Birdland, presented by Composers Concordance. A CD release concert for 'Gene & The Strings' and Genes Birthday celebration. Premiers include 'Must Be The Shosti', 'World’s End', and teh NYC premieres of 'Dealing With It', 'More Iguanas', 'Tony V Does The Tango'.

9/15 

Composers Concordance presents 'In Memory of Sean Satin' at Greenwich House As part of the Village Trip Festival

9/2

New composition premiered as part of Composers Concordance presents 'Interpretations of Chuck Connelly's Paintings' at his home in Pennsylvania 

 

9/22

'She’s SoChaconne’ performed by violinist Ekaterina Gubanova in Myaskovsky Hall at the Moscow Conservatory 

9/28

Composers Concordance Presents
'World Central Kitchen Fundraiser' at St. John's church in the Village
As part of the Village Trip Festival

Gene will have a new composition for this event

Oct.

10/6

Ethel performs a new string quarete as part of Composers Concordance Presents 'Ethel' at Church Street School

10/12 

Guitarist 8 Warren Nicholson premieres

'Dazed Variations' for solo guitar and 'There's A Bluebird In My Heart Tango for piccolo and classical guitar with flutist Snježana Pavićević as part of Composers Concordance Presents Warren Nicholson - guitar event at St. Johns-in-the-Village.

10/18

The Bowers/Fader duo perform 'Coconut Cornmeal Cake’ at the Ellington Room at Manhattan Plaza NYC.

10/25

New composition premiered as part of Composers Concordance Presents 'Strings Attached' concert at Steel Wig NYC.

About

     Composer Gene Pritsker has written over nine hundred compositions, including chamber operas, orchestral and chamber works, electro-acoustic music and songs for hip-hop and rock ensembles. His compositions employ an eclectic spectrum of styles, that are influenced by his studies of various musical cultures.
     He is the founder and leader of Sound Liberation, an eclectic hip hop-chamber-jazz-rock-etc. ensemble. He also Co-Directs Composers Concordance and is a co-founder and composer-in-residence of the Grammy nominated Absolute Ensemble. Gene's music is performed all over the world at internationally recognized festivals and by highly respected ensembles and performers.
    "My music is extremely eclectic, for me music has no bounds - I view the world of music as one big genre. My motto for my art is 'ending the segregation of sound vibration.'"
Gene is also a guitarist/rapper/Di.J./ and producer and incorporates each of these  musical attributes to create music that is  “not designed for easy listening or to melt into the background. It is insistent. It demands attention and curiosity."
- New York Newsday.  

  Gene worked closely with jazz fusion legend Joe Zawinul and has orchestrated major Hollywood movies, including 'Cloud Atlas', for which he wrote his ''Cloud Atlas Symphony’ and the 2021 film The Matrix Resurrections

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