- The New York Times
'Intending to make music
“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
Recent & Upcoming Performances:
The album 'Maggots & other chamber music fo Gene Pritsker' is release on Composers Concordance Records, distributed by Naxos
The premiere of 'Pandemic Trio #4' for guitar, piano and percussion, and 'Pandemic Dance #5' for congas and electric guitar as part of Composers Concordance Social Bubble Salon concert #3 at Kostabi Wolrd.
Music performed as part of the online Spread Spectrum Festival
'Tyranny of Choice' for solo clarinet recorded by Thomas Piercy as part of Tokyo to New York’s “MOMENTS IN THIS TIME” which will be broadcast at a later date
Performance of 'Pandemic Dance #11’ with Mark Kostabi as part of 'Circles of Support’ Variety show on a private Zoom link.
William Schimmel premieres 'The Year Of Goodbye' for solo accordion as part of the American Accordionists' master class & concert series at Tenri in NYC.
Gene's music is featured on Composers Toolbox
The premiere of 'Pandemic Dance #17' with Kathleen Supove and 'The Day Saturn Lost its Rings' for narrator and 4 pianists on one piano on the poetry of Robert C. Ford as part of Social Bubble Salon concert # 4 'Piano Theme' at Kostabi World.
Premiering 'Casey Jones ReMix' as part of The Days Between - commemorating the 25th anniversary of the death of Jerry Garcia brought to you by "Home (Away)
The premiere of 'Silence Is Still Violence’ for large ensemble at the 2020 Outreach Music Festival
The premiere of 'Bitcoin Without A Blockchain' for baritone, clarinet, and piano on the poetry of Robert C. Ford as part of Social Bubble Salon concert # 5 'Wall Street' at 20 Pine Street Roof.
Premieres of the sextet 'Now Is the Winter of Our Discoteque' as part of Composers Concordance 9th Annual CompCord Festival: 'Comp | Lit Festival'
by the CompCord Ensemble at Michiko Studios NYC.
Warren Nicholson Performs ‘Snebg’ as part of 'An Evening of Classical Guitar’ Online Event at St. Catharines Public Library on ON Canada.
The premiere of 'The Dress In The Wind' for narrator, electric guitar and Samplestra on the poetry of Erik T. Johnson as part of Composers Concordance Comp-Play-Comp Marathon 'Words & Music Theme" at DROM
The premiere of ''Footprints Of Steel’ for narrator & Di.J. on the poem by Robert C. Ford and the electronic track ‘Fortune Favors the Rave’ both Performed at Composers Concordance ‘Fortune Favors the Rave’ concert as part of our ‘Comp/Lit.’ Festival.
The premiere of 'Void' for woodwind quintet and percussion by the musicians of the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra Wernigerode at Liebfrauenkirchhof, Wernigerode, Germany, as part of Impuls Festival. The piece will be performed three times throughout the day.
: Sound Liberation performs at the Delancey.
Pianists Tania Stavreva performs ‘Kandinsky's Improvisations' at the National Opera Center in NYC
Performing with VKKOrchester at the Blitz Club in Munich, Germany as part of the Impuls Festival - The premiere of 'Beethoven’s Erotic Eulogy'
Performing with VKKOrchester at Prince Charles in Berlin, Germany as part of the Impuls Festival - The premiere of 'Beethoven’s Erotic Eulogy'
The premiere of 'Conga Grafitti' for 3 congas as part of Composers Concordance 'Conga Mania' concert at Kostabi World
Warren Nicholson performs ‘Snyeg’’ for solo guitar at Kings Chapel 'Tuesday Recitals’ in Boston M.A
The premiere of 'WE' by the CompCord Ensemble as part of Composers Concordance 'We, the Whole People' concert at Michiko Studios.
'Drummer Dances' for clarinet quartet performed by the Licorice quartet as part of Composers Concordance 'Clarinet Motion' concert at William Paterson University
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
The premiere of 'The Omnipotent Sorcerer' by the CompCord Ensemble at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, NY
Composer Gene Pritsker has written over seven 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, from orchestral music to chamber music to hip-hop, rock, opera, electronic to incorporating my studies of various world cultures. 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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