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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

  

Recent & Upcoming Performances:

2021

June

6/2

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. Also a performance of 'Mantra 2022' for bs. trb. and 3 electric guitars.

 

6/4
Bass trombonist Daniil Gorokhov performs 'Poem #2 - The Carcass’ as part of his Master’s recital from Basel Music Academy, in Basel Basel, Switzerland

6/5

Sound Liberation performs at a set at Jim Kempner's Fine Art Gallery as part of Composers Concordance 'Eclectic Bands' concert. Premieres include Gene's 'Lets Save The World Suite' , the hip-hop song 'Complicit' and a jazz version of the song 'Biggest Lie'

6/13

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

6/20 

Composers Concordance presents a memorial concert in honor of Joseph Pehrson. Gene will premiere his violin and elec. guitar duo ''In Memory of Joseph Pehrson’ 

6/27
Soprano Heather Green and pianists Klaus Sallman perform a new version of the song ‘Where Is That River Now?’ (with words by Robert Shannon Fields) for soprano and piano at the Hošek Contemporary Gallery, Berlin Germany 

July

7/2

Release of The Gene Pritsker Trio album 

on Composers Concordane Records.

7/19-21

Recording orchestrations to a 'Secret Project' motion picture at Abbey Roads Studios.

7/23

TO BE RESCHEDULED 

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

TO BE RESCHEDULED 

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. 

 

7/29
Performing ‘Lets Save The World Suite' as part of the Outreach Festivals 'Music Power In The Park’ at Sparkassenpark in Schwaz, Austria 

Aug.

8/1
‘PPP (Past Pritsker Pieces)’ a graphic score for solo accordion to be premiered by William Schimmel, as pat of the The 2021 Accordion Seminars, theme being 'The Twilight Time'

 

8/1-15

Gene is back at the Austria Outreach Festival. Performances of 'Let's Save The World Suite', A piece with the Outreach Orchestra, 6 new arrangements of music from Myanmar for a mixed quartet. Plus workshops, masterclasses and other performances. 

 

8/6
Outreach Orchestra premieres ‘Silence is Devastating' for large ensemble as well as other older compositions. As part of the 2021 Outreach Festival.at SZentrum in Schwaz, Austria 

 

8/22

Percussionist Patti Cudd performs ‘Melting Pot’ for ghatam and Samplestra at Constellation in Chicago as part of the Frequency Series

Sept.

 

9/4
The sort film  ’The Arrival’ will be shown as part of the 'Film Score Fest 2021’ in Mears Park Saint Paul., MN on 9/7 with a live chamber orchestra  

 

9/5

'Gene @50'. A birthday concert of Gene's compositions at DROM NYC.

9/7 

Sound Liberation records a live to vinyl album for Leesta Vall Sound Recordings

9/25

Sound Liberation performs at The Delancey 

Oct. 

10/1

Premiere of 'Because Of The Air We Breathe' for trumpet and string quartet as part of Composers Concordance & Entertaining Science concert with Franz Hackl and CompCord Quartet.

10/3
Ljiljana Winkler will Premiere the mini opera for soprano and piano, 'Soubrette auf der Toilette’  at the München Gesellschaft für neue Musik ( Munich Society for New Music)

10/16

 Unheard-of//Ensemble premieres 'The Creation Of Disappearance' as part of Composers Concordance Generations X  concert at Goddard Riverside - Bernie Wohl Center 

10/20

 Todd Rewoldt and Lesi Mei premiere a new duo fro alto sax and piano as part of Composers Concordance Salon concert series at Kostabi World.

10/22

Todd Rewoldt performs 'Mysterious Restlessness' as part the Swarmius set at the Delancey

Nov.

- A new woodwind quintet performed by Sylvan Winds as part of Composers Concordance 'Woodwind Motion' concert 

11/18

Pianist Adam Holzman performs a solo piece of Gene as part of Composers Concordance presents Adam Holzman at Kostabi World

11/13

‘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 

Dec.

12/3

 'Humbug Jitterbug' for bug band performed by the CompCord Big Band as part of Composers Concordance concert at Caveat, where Gene will conduct the band in over 10 new big band compositions 

- The mini opera for soprano and piano, 'Soubrette auf der Toilette’  as well as many other compositions of Gene will be presented at Formation Solenne, feat. soprano Ljiljana Winkler as part of the  Composers Concordance event. 

2022

Jan.

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.  

Albums

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EroicAnization

Maggots
Maggots

Maggots and other Chamber music of Gene Pritsker

A Chamber Hip-hop Opera
A Chamber Hip-hop Opera

MONEY A Chamber Hip-hop Opera By Gene Pritsker Performed by Sound Liberation:

Eclectic Music eXtravaganza
Eclectic Music eXtravaganza

An All Gene Pritsker compositions album featuring members of EMX (Eclectic Music eXtravaganza)

Rite Through an Eclectic Spectrum
Rite Through an Eclectic Spectrum

Rite Through an Eclectic Spectrum performed by Sound Liberation on Composers Concordance Records

Operatic Electric
Operatic Electric

Operatic Electric Juecheng Chen - Countertenor and Gene Pritsker - Composer/DI.J./guitarist.

Manhattan in Charcoal
Manhattan in Charcoal

Manhattan in Charcoal a chamber opera

Bach Re Invented
Bach Re Invented

'Reinventions' piano concerto performed by Simone Dinnerstein and the Absolute Ensemble, Kristjan Jarvi conducting. On Sony Classical

Sampelstra
Sampelstra

Sampelstra, the electro acoustic music of Gene Pritsker on Composers Concordance records.

SOLO, DUO, TRIO, QUARTET, QUINTET
SOLO, DUO, TRIO, QUARTET, QUINTET

SOLO, DUO, TRIO, QUARTET, QUINTET THE CHAMBER & ELECTRONIC MUSIC OF GENE PRITSKER

Days - Sound Liberation
Days - Sound Liberation
WILLIAM JAMES'S VRE
WILLIAM JAMES'S VRE

William James’s Varieties of Religious Experience a chamber opera by Gene Pritsker on Composers Concordance Records

Open Up Your Ears... - Sound Liberation
Open Up Your Ears... - Sound Liberation

Open Up Your Ears & Get Some' by Sound Liberation on Col Legno Records

VRE Suite - Sound Liberation
VRE Suite - Sound Liberation

VRE Suite performed by the Sound Liberation Quintet on Innova Records

Cello Lounge
Cello Lounge

Noizepunk & BorisLove - Cello Lounge on Composers Concordane Records

Scars, Wounds, And Lacerations - The
Scars, Wounds, And Lacerations - The

Scars, Wounds, And Lacerations - The guitar music o Gene Pritsker performed by Greg Baker

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