April

2015

 

Jan.

1/15

Premiere of  'Migrational' 

a beat box and Di.J. concerto, Indra Tedjasukmana - beat boxer, Gene - Di.j. and the MDR chamber orchestra, at Schaubühne in Leipzig, Germany 

 

1/31

'Three Songs of Nostalgia II' performed by Zentripetal Duo  duo  and soprano Sharon Harms. at the Poets House, NYC.

 

 

 

  

Feb.

2/1

The Mediterranean Trio premiere ‘Leitourgia’ at Museum Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis in Amsterdam.

 

2/2

Premiere of  'Open Arms Can Still Define A Home' a multimedia piece at Composers Concordance ‘Love’ Project - with poet Jacob Miller and video artist Graham Elliot 

(postponed til Sept. 2015)

 

2/8

Thomas Piercy performs

‘Sakura Fragment’ at 

TedXTsukuba, Tsukuba Science Center in Tsukuba, Japan

 

2/8

Clarinetist Marianne Gythfeldt perfoms ‘Modified #4’ as part of the 2015 Composers Now Festival.

at Spectrum NYC

 

2/27

Premiere performance of Gene’s orchestration of the Kurt Weill opera ‘Johnny Johnson’ at the Kurt Weill Festival 2015, with Kristjan Järvi and the MDR Sinfonieorchester directed and acted by Bernhard Bettermann 

 

 

 

 

  

April

March

3/5

Sound liberation performs at DROM NYC. a show of new eclectic Funk music called 'Setting Free The Funk'. Premiere 2 new funk pieces as well as older Sound Lib. tunes arranged in a funky way. 

 

3/8

Gene performs 'Sound Liberation Improvisation #6, Four Notes’ at the 92Y guitar Fest. 2015

 

3/12

Pianist Kai Schumacher premieres two movements from ‘Heavy Metal In The 80’s’  Book 1  

at the Konzerthaus in Karlsruhe, Germany

 

3/15

Margaret Lancaster performs  ‘Sorrow, like pleasure, Creates its Own Atmosphere’ for flute and Samplestra at the New York Flute Club Flute Fair,  The Faculty House at Columbia University

 

3/19

‘My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama Guitar Quartet’(Bruce Arnold, Greg Baker, Jane Getter, Gene Pritsker) performs at Leftfield in NYC. Gene has numerous compositions performed 

 

3/23

Students and faculty of William Paterson University will perform the semi aleatoric pieces 

‘E-cause’ and ‘Ostinatos/Solos #2 Reethigowla’, as well as the soprano sax and electric guitar duo ‘Cauldron of Unsatisfied Hatred’ as art of their New Music Series.

 

3/26

Gene performs 'Circuit Bridges ReMix’ at the Circuit Bridges concert @ Gallery MC

 

 

 

  

April

April

4/17

Taka Kigawa premieres 'Ta-Ka-Ki-Ga-Wa' for solo piano at Goddard Riverside - Bernie Wohl Center as part of Composers Concordance ‘Eclectic Virtuoso’ series  

 

4/19

Taka Kigawa performs ‘Ta-ka-Ki-ga-wa ‘ at the ‘Tokyo to NYC’ concert at Tenri Cultural Institute 

 

4/20

Cauldron of Unsatisfied Hatred’ for  soprano sax and electric guitar at William Paterson University New Music Series. 

 

4/25

Flutist Anna Makhova performs ‘(pan)ic’ at the Jurgenson Salon in Moscow, Russia

 

4/25

Premiere of 'Lacerations & Lesions' at Composers Concordance All About Brazil concert 

 

4/29

‘Tactic I’ for 8 pianists on one piano and ‘Sakura Fragment’ for piano and clarinet performed at Bergen Community College by students and faculty. 

 

 

 

  

April

May

5/2

‘Natives’ for clarinet, violin and cello'

performed at Composers Concordance  ‘Composing with Composers’  class composition concert at the 92Y

 

5/5

Students at Connecticut College perform the semi aleatoric pieces 

‘E-cause’ and ‘Ostinatos/Solos #2 Reethigowla’.

 

 

5/15
2nd movement of ‘Everything Profound’ performed on Chamber Music Day at  Saddleback College in  Mission Viejo, CA 

 

5/30

Premiere of 'Venial' for percussion quartet by the NJ Percussion Ensemble at Composers Concordance

5th annual Generation concert 

 

 

 

  

April

June

6/1

The Emerald Trio performs

‘Loud Cries at Regular Intervals’ as part of the ‘Flute Concert to Benefit Million TreesNYC’ at St. Lukes in the Fields Church 

 

6/10

 ‘Folk Like Melodies’ for solo viola performed by Edmundo Ramirez, ‘Recipe’ performed by Gene and Edmundo and  ‘E-cause’ performed by a mixed ensemble at the 'Sean Satin & Strings' concert @ Turtle Bay Music School

 

6/13

Premiere of ‘Sonnet #55 ReMix’ for solo Di.J. as part of Shakespeare’s Birthday After-Party Sonnet Remix at West-Park Presbyterian Church

 

6/18

Lara St. John & Matt Herskowitz perform a movement from ‘Russian Evening Suite’ at Yellowhead Brewery as part of the Edmonton Solstice Festival in Edmonton, Canada 

 

 

6/21

40 Changing Orbits performed by the MDR orchestra with K. Jarvi - conducting at the Leipzig, Gewandhaus, Germany 

 

6/26

Zentripetal performs ‘C17H21NO4’ at the Institut finlandais in Paris, france

 

 

  

April

 

  July

7/1

Premiere of the Beat Box concerto  ‘Migrations’ with Bellatrix and the MDR orchestra with K. Jarvi - conducting in Leipzig, Germany as part of the Go-North Festival 

 

7/10

New Art Sound Duo performs ‘A Certain Degree of Neurosis’ at the Guildhall School in Guildhall Music Hall, London, England 

 

7/5-11

Gene will be at the Drayton Harbor Music Festival in Blaine, Wa. A concert featuring 5 premieres of Gene’s compositions for a chamber sextet: ‘Mourning’, ‘Canon - Speak Your Mind’,’ Schubert Freeze Blues’,Come Sunday Funk II, ‘Folk Rhetoric II’ 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Apri

 

Aug.

8/1-12

Gene is at the 2015 Outreach Festival in Schwaz, Austria. 

A concert of his music: ‘Gene Pritsker’s Eclectic Chamber Music’ with Peter Krysa - violin

and Kai Schumacher - piano.

Featuring the premieres of: 

- ‘Suite #1 for violin & piano’

- ‘Priest’ from heavy Metal in the 80’s Book 1 for solo piano

- and a new New Trio. As well as performances of

- ‘Kansdinsky’s improvisation’, &’

- There’s Nothing in Life But You’. 

Also at the festival Gene will premiere ‘House of Love II’ and an arrangement of Dave Gotays song ‘I Love You’ with the  Outreach Orchestra.

Gene also teaches the ‘producers Workshop, Comppositon classes and the band workshop

 

8/1

New Art Sound Duo performs ‘A Certain Degree of Neurosis’

in "Natural Shrine Auditorium, Community Forest Park in Potries Village, Italy

 

 

8/7

William Schimmel premieres ‘Curves’ for accordion and Sampelstra at Tenri as part of The 2015 Accordion Seminars

 

8/13

‘The Maissontet's Family Tree’ a chamber orchestra score to a film, by John Akre, premiered live with the film at the MNKINO Film Score Fest! Landmark Center in St. Paul, MN).

 

8/16

Peter Krysa performs ‘Nothing in Life’ & ‘Partita ReMix’ at ‘Help us Help the Children’ an orphanage in Ukrainian.

 

8/23

Emerald Trio performs ‘Loud Cries at Regular Intervals’ in Saranac Methodist Church Saranac, NY

 

 

 

  

April

Sept.

 

9/10

4th movement of the song cycle ‘Blues From An Airport Bar’ performed by Charles Coleman and Thomas Carlo Bo at the 92nd Street Y as part of Composers Concordance CD release party for ‘Song Cycles’

 

9/14

Premiere of  'Open Arms Can Still Define A Home' a multimedia piece at Composers Concordance ‘Love - a Mutlimedia Project' - with poet Jacob Miller and video artist Graham Elliot

 

9/22

Composers Concordance presents 'David Gotay Memorial Concert’. Borislav Strulev premieres Genes’ ‘In Memory of Dave Gotay’ for solo Cello. Sound Liberation performs a set of Gene’s compositions including the premiere of the song 'Criminal Cello’s Gone, We Miss You'

 

 

 

 

  

April

 

Oct.

10/2

Trio Amalgamate performs at WhyNotJazz Club, Performing various compositions of Gene including' SLI #4 & 5', 'Quaalude #1', and 'Antinomy'.

 

10/4

Trio Amalgamate with special guest James Nyoraku Schlefer perform at BWAC, performing various compositions of Gene including the premiere of ‘Console’ for Shakuhachi and electric guitar 

 

10/10

Performing ‘Sonnet #55 ReMix’ for solo  Di.J.  and  'Modified #2' for guitar and Samplestra at the 2015 Birmingham New Music Festival  co presented by Composers Concordance and Vox Nouvus

 

10/11

Mioi Takeda performs ‘Misfortune has is Uses’ for violin and Samplestra  as part of 'Miolina—Away/Home: The Immigrant Stories Behind the Music'

at City Lore

 

10/13

Mediterranen Trio performs ‘Leitourgia’ at Heeswijk Castle in Heeswijk, Amsterdam.

 

10/15

‘4 Choral Pieces on Hebrew Letters’ premiered as part of Composers Concordance 'Pitches at Exhibition’ - The 72 Project with Art by Rainer Gross at MC Gallery 

 

10/17

A new orchestration of Joe Zawinuls compostion 'Peace’ performed by the MDR Sinfonieorchester at Grosser Saal in Leipzig Germany

 

10/18 & 19

Premiere of 'Flammenschrift A Fanfare for the Natives of the Earth' a 10 min orchestral fanfare by the Staatskapelle Halle at the opening concert of the 2015 Impuls Festival in Halle, Germany. 

 

10/20

Gene is co producing a concert: ‘Eclectic Music Extravaganza - New York meets Berlin’ in Berlin, Germany, with Clair Obscur Sax Quartet, Bellatrix, Kai Schumacher, Philipp Bernhardt, Sean Satin, Peter Krysa and others. Premieres of 'Soothe Blues’ for  beat boxer & Sax Quartet,ta new guitar duo, a new sax and guitar duo as well as performances of ‘Elegant Piles of Refuse’, Plie, Roundelay, Gas Choral II, and an arrangement of Jelly Roll Morton’s ‘Hesitation Blues’.

 

10/23

‘Resolve Residue’ performed at the Winter Garden as part of 60x60 Dance.

 

10/24

Premiere of ‘Lame and Useless Words’ by Thomas Piercy, hichiriki and

Sara Bong, piano’ as part of Vox Novus Festival at Symphony Space. 

 

10/28

MDR Sinfonieorchester performs Gene’s orchestrations of the music of Alkinoos Ioannidis as well as traditional Greek music, featuring violinist Miltos Papastamou as part of their Hellenic Crossroads at  UT Connewitz, Leipzig, Germany 

 

 

  

 

Nov. 

11/1

Premiering ‘Four Chamber Spirituals’ with Chanda Rule and friends as part of the St. Peter’s Jazz Vespers series 

 

11/3

Peter Krysa performs ‘Nothing in Life’ for violin and Samplestra at Morning Melodies, Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre, in Vernon, British Columbia

 

11/6

Douglas E Worthen perform ‘Sorrow, Like Pleasure, Creates its own Atmosphere’ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as part of the Internacional Compositores de Hoje Festival

 

 

11/6

Lara St, John releases her recording ‘Shiksa’ on which she and Matt Herskowitz recorded ‘’Moscow’ from ‘Russian Evening Suite’ 

 

11/8

Violinist Tim Fain premieres a 'Natural' for violin and video Samplestra at LPR as part of Composers Concordance 'Eclectic Virtuosi Series'

 

11/12

The zeitgeist Ensemble performs “A Certain Degree of Neurosis” as part of their ZEITGEIST NEW MUSIC CABARET at Studio Z in St. Paul, MN 

 

 

11/13

Gene produces a concert titled: 'Artists of the Talis Festival & Academy Meet The Pritsker/Jarvis Duo'. 'Child of Air' for 2 bassoons and electric guitar is  premiered. As well as duos for guitar and drum set. at Spetcrum NYC.

 

11/15

Release of the album ‘The Mayman / Pritsker Project’, a hip take on old standards as well as my original compositions on Composers Con

 

11/24

Composers Concordance Festival. ‘MultiBand’ kicks of with a concert at the Cutting Room with CompCord Big Band. Gene Premiers ‘The Impossibility of Struggling’ for clarinet and Big Band featuring Michiyo Suzuki

 

11/29

Composers Concordance Festival. ‘MultiBand’ continues with a concert at Spectrum NYC: Comp Play Comp Marathon ‘Band Theme’. premiere of 'Doubt as Sin' by The Emerald trio with gene on guitar.

  

April

Dec.

 

12/1-5

Gene Travels to Leipzig, Germany to record the second season of the Netflix series ‘Sense 8’ with the MDR symphony, as well as starting work on a new Germany TV series called ‘Babylon Berlin’ directed by Tom Tykwer. Recording w of his original music with the Absolute Ensemble for this series.

 

 

12/3 & 6

Anhaltische Philharmonie performs 'Flammenschrift, A Fanfare for the Natives of the Earth' at the 2015 Impuls Festival - Bauhaus, in Dessau, Germany.

 

12/6

Composers Concordance Festival. ‘MultiBand’ continues with a concert at St. Marks Church: 'Bands of Gypsies’. Gene will perform his ‘Canons fro 2 Electric Guitars’ with Sean Satin and premiere a new electric Guitar Quartet based on Jimi Hendrix’s music

 

12/9

Composers Concordance Festival. ‘MultiBand’ continues with a concert at Kostabi World Uptown: ‘SWARMIUS’. Gene will have a premiere of 'In Motion' written for the SWARMIUS quartet

 

12/12

Composers Concordance Festival. ‘MultiBand’ continues with a concert at the Dimenna Center: “Eclectic Bands’. Gene’s Sound Liberation performs a set of his music as well as a premier of ‘Alexanders Rag Time Band Variation’ for all three bands in this concert

 

12/12

Central Michigan University New Music Ensemble performs ‘E-Cause’ @ Staples Family Concert Hall in Mount Pleasant, Michigan