- 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
Recent & Upcoming Performances:
‘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'
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.
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
Percussionist Patti Cudd performs ‘Melting Pot’ for ghatam and Samplestra at Constellation in Chicago as part of the Frequency Series
Cellist Borislav Strulev performs my solo cello and Samplestra piece ‘Never Found Again’ at the East-West Festival in Moscow, Russia
'Gene @50'. A birthday concert of Gene's compositions at DROM NYC.
Sound Liberation records a live to vinyl album for Leesta Vall Sound Recordings
Kai Schumacher and the Signum Saxophone Quartet premiere ‘Goldberg Blues Variation' as part of the Goldberg Nights project at the March Music Days International Festival in Ruse, Bulgaria
Kai Schumacher and the Signum Saxophone Quartet perform ‘Goldberg Blues Variation' in Varna, Bulgaria h
Kai Schumacher and the Signum Saxophone Quartet perform ‘Goldberg Blues Variation' in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Sound Liberation performs at The Delancey. Premeire's include 'Element 115 (Don’t Forget Sunscreen)' for narrator and band.
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.
Ljiljana Winkler Premieres the mini opera for soprano and piano, 'Soubrette auf der Toilette’ at the München Gesellschaft für neue Musik (Munich Society for New Music)
The release of the album ‘Protest’
Gene Pritsker & Friends (self release)
Gene's guitar music performed as part of 'Guitars & Poems @ The Sky Vault’ including 'Cold Gin Variations', 'Still',and the new guitar trio 'The Lion Tamer' on a poem of Robert C. Ford'
Guitarist Warren Nicholson premieres ‘Carlo Gesualdo Madrigals’ as part of the Tuesday Recitals Series at 'King’s Chapel Boston’
'Dancing About Architecture' for flute and violin performed a part of Relevant Tones Fest: Songs About Buildings and Moods presented by Access Contemporary Music
performed by Ensemble Connect at Roulette in Brooklyn, NY
Unheard-of//Ensemble premieres 'The Creation Of Disappearance' as part of Composers Concordance Generations X concert at Goddard Riverside - Bernie Wohl Center
Todd Rewoldt and Lesi Mei premiere 'Hello Infinity' for alto sax and piano as part of Composers Concordance Salon concert series at Kostabi World.
Todd Rewoldt performs 'Mysterious Restlessness' as part the Swarmius set at the Delancey
Low Key Chamber Concert #7 at SKY VAULT - playing a duo with Lev 'Ljova' Zhurbin performing 3 pieces for viola and guitar: 'Pandemic Dance #1', 'Pandemic Dance #20' and 'The Sky Is Too Crowded With Light'
Ljiljana Winkler premieres 'Soubrette auf der Toilette, Jazz Ensemble Version’ and the song 'Path' as part of Hyghbrass Festival at the Wittelsbach Castle in Friedberg, Germany
A new woodwind quintet performed by Sylvan Winds as part of Composers Concordance 'Woodwind Motion' concert at Greenwich House
Pianist Adam Holzman performs 'Were You Not Imaginary' as part of Composers Concordance presents Adam Holzman - Piano at Kostabi World
The single ‘What We Got Here Now’ performed by Sound Liberation released on Composers Concordance records
The Process Session #2 - a live-stream recording Session with the duo of pianist Kathleen Supove and Gene, from Kostabi World.
Low Key Chamber Concert #8 at SKY VAULT - playing a trio with Franz Hackl and Max Pollak.
'Humbug Jitterbug' for big band performed by the CompCord Big Band as part of Composers Concordance concert, 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
The Music Between Us (Poetry by Robert C. Ford set to music) release on Composers Concordance Records
Gene has sic compostions featured on
Low Key Chamber Concert #9 at SKY VAULT - playing a duo with Fsoprano Adriana Valdes
Violinist Lara St. John premieres ‘ChristMess Blues’ with the strings of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at the Orpheum Theater in Vancouver,
The release of the film The Matrix Resurrections for which Gene is the lead orchestrator and has addtional music in it.
- Premiere of a composition for Composers Concordance 'Charts & Graphics' concert
Low Key Chamber Concert #10 at SKY VAULT - featuring Keve Wilson - oboe & Rachel Handman - violin. Gene will have a premiere of a new duo.
Premiere of a composition for rapper and string quartet as part of Composers Concordance 'Composer + String Quartet' concert
- Premiere of a composition for Composers Concordance 'Bass-ics' concert
Sound Liberation performs as part of Composers Concordance 'Eclectic Bands' event at Birdland.
- Premiere of an art song as part o Composers Concordance 'The Art of The At Song' concert at Kostabi World
Premiere of a composition for CompCord Ensemble as part of 'NYsoundCircuit Meets Composers Concordance' concert at Holy Apostles Church
- Gene has many premieres as part of Composers Concordance
1. Sound Surround - Found In Space
2. 12th Annual Comp-Play- Comp
Marathon - ‘Lets get Physicist’
3. Animal intelligence
4. Name 2 Chemist-Composers of
5. Heavy Metal
- Gene premieres a composition as part of Composers Concordance Variations concert at Kostabi World
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.
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
Maggots and other Chamber music of Gene Pritsker
MONEY A Chamber Hip-hop Opera By Gene Pritsker Performed by Sound Liberation:
An All Gene Pritsker compositions album featuring members of EMX (Eclectic Music eXtravaganza)
Rite Through an Eclectic Spectrum performed by Sound Liberation on Composers Concordance Records
Operatic Electric Juecheng Chen - Countertenor and Gene Pritsker - Composer/DI.J./guitarist.
Manhattan in Charcoal a chamber opera
'Reinventions' piano concerto performed by Simone Dinnerstein and the Absolute Ensemble, Kristjan Jarvi conducting. On Sony Classical
Sampelstra, the electro acoustic music of Gene Pritsker on Composers Concordance records.
SOLO, DUO, TRIO, QUARTET, QUINTET THE CHAMBER & ELECTRONIC MUSIC OF GENE PRITSKER
William James’s Varieties of Religious Experience a chamber opera by Gene Pritsker on Composers Concordance Records
Open Up Your Ears & Get Some' by Sound Liberation on Col Legno Records
VRE Suite performed by the Sound Liberation Quintet on Innova Records
Noizepunk & BorisLove - Cello Lounge on Composers Concordane Records
Scars, Wounds, And Lacerations - The guitar music o Gene Pritsker performed by Greg Baker
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