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"...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

“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

Gene Pritsker             Composer

'Intending to make music

dangerous again.”
- Sequenza21

Featured Videos

New Albun trailer

EroicAnization

  

Recent & Upcoming Performances:

2020

Dec

12/9

The premiere of 'Kinda Charts' for jazz band as part of Composers Concordance Charts concert at Kosatbi World

12/27
'Eroica Erupted' from EroicAnization' broadcast on the program "Viva 21st Century” with Marvin Rosen on WPRB in Princeton 

'Fur Elise Charleston’ broadcast WRUU’s ''Evening Eclectic’' with Dave Lake 

12/30

 'Pandemic Dances' #'s 4, 7, 9, 11, 17, and 21 performed/premiered as part of Composers Concordance 'Pandemic Dances' concert at Kostabi World, also the premiere of 'Mantra 2020'

2021

Ja1/2
Lara St. John performs ‘Iguana’ for solo violin at the Museum of Arts and Design

1/6

Premiere of 'Some Kind Of Stain' for narrator and 4 pianists on 2 pianos and a 2 piano version of 'Pandemic Dance #11' as part of 'Piano Summit' at Kostabi world

1//22

Release of 'Money a Hip-Hop Chamber Opera' as performed by Sound Liberation & Friends 

1/24

TO BE RESCHEDULED 

'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' as arranged for violin and piano performed by Lara St. John and Matt Herskowitz

at Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall
in Istanbul, Turkey as part of their 'Istanbul Recital'.

Feb

2/1

 TO BE RESCHEDULED 

The premiere of Pete’s Pots for flower pots & percussion quartet, by Peter Jarvis and the NJ Percussion quartet at Shea Auditorium in William Paterson university. Also a performance of Pandemic Dance #27 with Peter Jarvis.

2/6
Michiyo Suzuki & Gene Pritsker as part of the ‘Low Key Chamber Concert Series’ #1. Compositions performed include:'Pandemic Dance #7', 'Ineffably Still', 'Tyranny Of Choice' & '71'

Presented by Composers Concordance.

2/13

The premiere of ' Why Didn’t You Tag Me?' for narrator and electronics with video as part of  ‘Low Key Chamber Concert Series’ #2

Presented by Composers Concordance.

2/16

Radio broadcast premiere of the song  'Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday' on Dr. Sushi's JAZZ BBQ FAT TUESDAY SHOW on WMSE in Milwaukee. 

2/20
Daniel Schnyder & Gene Pritsker  as part of ‘Low Key Chamber Concert Series’ #3. Compositions performed include: 'Duets For The End Of The World #1&2', 'Cauldron of Unsatisfied Hatred',  

'Mantra #2' Presented by Composers Concordance.

 

2/27
Sean Satin & Gene Pritsker as part of 

‘Low Key Chamber Concert Series’ #4. 

Compositions performed include: 'Infinite Vacuum', 'Love Through Chants A Thousand-mouths Wide' and the premiere of ' ONE OF US '. 

Presented by Composers Concordance.

March

3/7
Jay Rodriguez & Gene Pritsker as part of the 'Low Key Chamber Concert Series’ #5. Compositions performed include:  'Pandemic Dance #9',
'Bemoan', 'Kinda Charts'. 

Presented by Composers Concordance.

3/14
Charles Coleman & Gene Pritsker as part of ‘Low Key Chamber Concert Series’ #6

Compositions performed include: 'The Music Between Us', 'Three Songs of Nostalgia', 'Funeral Blues',
'No Illness'.

Presented by Composers Concordance.

3/20

 'Pandemic Dance #10’ for e. guitar & vibraphone performed with as part of Composers Concordance and WPU New Music series presents 'Centennial Vibes’ at Michiko Studios NYC.  

 

3/22

Premiere of 'Don't Count On The Mirror' for three vibraphones and a performance of 'Pandemic Dance #10’ for e. guitar & vibraphone as part of Composers Concordance and WPU New Music series presents 'Centennial Vibes’ at William Paterson University    

April

 

4/27
Gene's original score to the silent film ’The passion of Joan of Arc’ will be shown as part of the 'Two Days and Two Nights of New Music’ festival in Odessa, Ukraine. 

May

5/2

'The Difference' for piano and string quartet performed as part of Composers Concordance 'Mark & Gene' - Piano & strings' concert at Kostabi World.  With Jai Jeffryes and Quartet Metadata. Also Jai premieres 'Prelude & Fugue #3' and new arrangements of Mark Kostabi's compostions. 

- Violinist Yulika Deprez performs ‘Variations on Sakura, Sakura’ on her recital at Koninklijk Conservatorium in Brussel, Belgium 

June

Premiere of 'Duets For The End Of The World'  for alto sax and electric guitar with 

Todd Rewoldt as part of Composers Concordance 'David Taylor & Todd Rewoldt Meet My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama Guitar Trio' at Kostabi World

6/5

Sound Liberation performs at the Delancey

5/13

The premiere of  'The Omnipotent Sorcerer' by the CompCord Ensemble at the  Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, NY

July

7/23

The premiere of 'A Deeper Purple' Project with ensemble Konstaste in Nuremberg Germany. A full concert of Gene's re-imaginings of the music of Deep Purple and the premiere of 'A Depper Purple Overture' for Di.J.and chamber ensemble. Performed at St. Catherine Nuremberg.

7/24

Performing with ensemble Kontraste in Nuremberg, Germany - a program of GP music inspired by the 20's. Premieres include 'Mamie Smith’s Blues History' fro Di.J. and chamber ensemble. 

Aug.

Sept 

Oct. 

Nov.

2/13

‘No Illness’  performed by Stefanie Schlesinger - voice,

Wolfgang Lackerschmid - vibes,

Peter Oswald - trumpet 
Uli Fiedler - bass and Harry Alt - drums As part of HYBRASS-PROJECT at Stadthalle Friedberg (municipal hall)
  Friedberg/Bayern, Germany 

About

     Composer Gene Pritsker has written over eight 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. 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.  

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