April

2016

JAN.

 

1/12

Bassoonist Shawn Seguin performs ‘Modified No. 3’ for bassoon and Samplestra at Keller Central High School Auditorium in Keller, Texas

 

1/15

Lara St, John and Matt Herskowitz perform ‘’Moscow’ from ‘Russian Evening Suite’  at Rockefeller University 

 

1/18 

Lara St, John and Matt Herskowitz perform ‘’Moscow’ from ‘Russian Evening Suite’  at Le Poisson Rouge

 

1/19

St.Petersburg Symphony Orchestra performs 2 of Gene's orchestrations of the music of Alkinoos Ioannidis at the Grand Hall in St.Petersburg, Russia

 

1/20

’40 Changing Orbits’ performed by the Deutsches Symphony Orchestra at Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, Kristjan Jarvi, conducting.

 

1/23

Zeitgeist Ensemble performs ‘ A Certain Degree of Neurosis’ as part of the 2016 Wisconsin Day of Percussion at UW-River Falls   

 

1/29

Release of the album ‘The Mozart Influence’ on Composers Concordance Records featuring Gene’s compositions: ‘’Trembling’, ‘Weeping’, & an electro/dub arrangement of a Mozart Canon.

 

  

April

FEB.

2/3

‘Spirits’ premiered by the Sound Art Duo in Dalston, London. Presented by by NONCLASSICAL

 

2/13

Performing ‘Bemoan’ with Daniel Schnyder as part of Composers Concordance 'WingJammer’ concert West Park Presbyterian Church

 

2/14 - 19

Igor Begelman (clarinet) and Anna Khanina (piano) perform ‘The Varied Ways of Looking at Carmen’ in 8 concert in Louisiana. Including venues such as Delgado Community College, The Landing at Behrman Place,Lambeth House, New Orleans Jewish Community Center r in New Orleans, LA.

 

2/18

Gene and The Violinists’ at LPR Gallery. An all GP violin compositions concert featuring Peter Krysa, Lynn Bechtold, Mioi Takeda - (Miolina Duo), Gregor Kitzis, Hajnal K. Pivnick

 

2/20

‘Just Make It, Babe, Make It’ for flute and piano performed by Alice Jones and Melinda Faylor as part of Concrete Timbre salon at the The Drawing Room 

 

2/25

Sound Liberation performs at the Shrine in Harlem NYC with Stratospheerius as part of Composers Now Festival

 

2/28

Zeitgeist Ensemble perform ‘A certain Degree of Neurosis’ at the Lakeville Coffee Concert Series in MN.

 

 

 

  

Apri

 

MARCH

3/1

‘More Strange Faces’ for 2 saxes and cello premiered at Eclectic Musique Extravaganza part 3: Cello vs. Saxophones in Ballhaus, Berlin

 

3/1

'NYC' performed on in Bryansk, Russia as part of 'Nikolai Roslavetz and Nahum Gabo Fstival for the Arts' by pianist Vladimir Dubinin.

 

3/21

Cellists Anton Semenovsky and Evgeniy Prokoshin perform ‘Never Found Again’ at the opening of the VIII International Music Festival at the Moscow Museum of the writer Alexei Tolstoy.

 

3/23

Premiere of  'Beneath the Watching and Attentive Eyes of Time' as well 'The Jewish ways of looking at Carmen’ performed by a chamber septet  at Goddard Riverside - Bernie Wohl Center as part of Composers Concordance 'All About Purim' concert

 

3/26

The electronic piece ‘Revolving' played as part of Cicada Consort Marathon: Music of the Living, by the Living, for the Livingin University of Alabama, Recital Hall, Tuscaloosa AL

 

3/30

Outreach Orchestra performs at the Austrian Cultural Forum. Gene premieres 'Roundtrip' for tenor sax and ensemble featuring sax great Thomas Kugi, as part of Franz Hackl's Outreach Festival: Roundtrip TIROL.

 

- N A S Duo, Ausiàs Garrigós Morant (clarinet) and David Merseguer Royo (perc.) perform 'A certain Degree of Neurosis' in Delhi and Kolkata, India.

 

 

  

 

APRIL

4/2

Cellist Evgeny Prokoshin performs 'Never Found Again' for cello and drone at the Jurgenson Salon in Moscow, Russia

 

4/8

The CompCord Ensemble travels to San Diego and performs at the New West Electronic Arts & Music Festival. The program is titled 'Myth & Music', Gene premieres: 'Sisyphus - Sinner condemned' for violin, piano, gtr., bs.and Di.J. as well as a duo for alto sax and electric guitar called ‘Reproaches’ with Todd Rewoldt.

 

4/8

Clarinetist Igor Begelman performs ‘The Varied Ways Of Looking At Camen’ at Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium in Miami at Bowdoin College part of his masterclass series .

4/10

David Taylor performs ‘A 21st Century Reconstruction Of J.S. Bach at Manhattan School of Music as art of Composers Concordance ‘Tales From Below C Level’ Bass trombonist David Taylor with six contrabasses concert.

4/17

Suite from 'Novecento - the Legend of the Ocean Pianist' performed by Clair Obscur Sax Quartet at Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Schermbeck in Wesel/Schermbeck

4/15-23

The Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic perform my orchestration of 'Viljandi Suite’ in Klaipeda, Liepāja, Tallinn, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Moscow

 

4/22

The motion picture 'A Hologram for the King’ directed by Tom Tykwer and starring Tom Hanks on which Gene is the lead orchestrator is released world wide.

 

4/29

The CD ‘Pritsker / Jarvis Duo’ on Composers Concordance Records. Gene's composition ‘Roundelay’ for electric guitar & drum set is featured. -

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April

  

MAY

5/1

Premiere of ‘Humanism’ for violin and vibraphone by Mioi Takeda and Cesare Papetti at the 92Y as part of Composers Concordance Composition class concert.

 

5/1

Sound Liberation performs at Kostabi World Uptown. Music includes: ‘Spring Swing’, 'Infinity', ‘High Hopes’, and ‘Outcome of The Wine'

 

5/6

Gene is at the XJazz Festival in Berlin, presenting a concert of his music as well as his arrangements of music from Tom Tykwer films titled: 'Cinematic Jazz' with a chamber ensemble.@ Emmauskirche

 

5/12

Flutist Margaret Lancaster premieres ''Modified #5' for flute and Samplestra as part of  Composers Concordance

'Eclectic Virtuoso’ concert series  at Goddard Riverside.

 

5/13

The release of the motion picture 'The Darkness' (aka Miranda Drive 6) directed by Greg McLean and starring Kevin Bacon. Gene is the orchestrator and has additional music in the picture.

 

5/13

'Praise Variations' performed by bassist David Heyes as part of the Teppo-Fest 2016 in England.

 

5/17

From Russia With Swing Big Band premieres ‘Roughin' It' at the Cutting Room in NYC.

 

5/21

Premiere of ‘A Cuban Way of Looking at Carmen’ for clarinet and chamber orchestra featuring Igor Begelman with the CompCord Chamber Orch. As well as the first movement of the violin concerto ‘Not to be Able to Stand Solitude’ with Lynn Bechtold, violin. As part of Composers Concordance ‘Generations’

 

5/21

'Migration Song Chart' performed as part of Concrete Timbre Concert series.

 

5/30

Performing  ‘Reproaches’ with saxophonist Todd Rewoldt aka "Saximus” as part of the SWARMIUOS concert at Cornelia St. Cafe in NYC

 

 

  

Apri

 

JUNE

6/ 3-4-5

'Novecento - the Legend of the Ocean Pianist'; Music for a play, featuring the Clair Obscur Sax Quartet based on Alessandro Bariccos ‘Novecento. Un Monologo’ premiered in Recklinghausen as part of Ruhrfestspiele.

6/14

Clair Obscur Sax Quartet perform 'Novecento - the Legend of the Ocean Pianist’ at Ballhaus Berlin

6/15

 Eduard Laurel premieres 'Prelude & Fugue #1' as part of  Composers Concordance 'Happy Birthday Otto Luening' concert at Faust Harrison Pianos

 

6/26

The release of the album ‘Groove Possessed’ Electronic Groove Music of Gene Pritsker on Composers Concordance Records.

 

6/30

Producing the cocnert 'Convex vs. Concave' The Compositions of Gene Pritsker & Arthur Kampela @ Gallery at (Le) Poisson Rouge. Premiering  'Berg Bar' for tap dancer & Di.J with Max Pollak, 'Triangle Distress' for percussion & Di.J with David Cossin ''Gears' for flute, guitar, Udu drum  and Djembe, & Margaret Lancaster perform 'Modified #5 '

 

  

April

JULY

7/1

Recording in NYC jazz ensemble arrangements for the new German TV Series ‘Babylon Berlin'

7/3 

Quart@rt premieres my quartet 'Seem To Bemoan Their Imprisonment’ at the Musiktheater in Linz, Austria.

7/3

Performing with Trio Amalgamate as part of Music for the Cornelia Fireworks event at Cornelia St. Cafe. Will premiere a new semi aleatoric piece called ‘Firework’

7/9

Performing in Singapore with Absolute Ensemble and the Korean Ensemble Sinawi at a concert called 'Seoul Wave’.Premiering a 10 min. composition called 'Soul / Seoul Wave’ written for both ensembles 

 based on Korean Folks music, as well as arranging other music for the show. 

7/13 

Miolina violin duo performs ‘Empty Bottles’ at the Church of the Transfiguration Summer Music at The Little Church Around the Corner

7/18

Gene is co-producing the ‘Eclectic Music Extravaganza - New York Meets Berlin’ at Gruner Salon in Berlin, Germany.  With an international array of musicians. World Premieres include Gene’s ‘Haiku Shout’ Song Cycle for shout voice and chamber ensemble, ‘Black Sabbath from Heavy Metal In The 80’s’ for solo piano, ‘Kostabi Melody Variations’ for 4 hands piano and ‘Quotes From People Born on July 18th’ for narrators, Di.J. and chamber ensemble.  Other music includes a Pritsker arrangement of ’Balkan Herbal Clinic Mr Zarko’ by Zarko Jovasevic for voice and chamber ensemble, and his quartet ‘Poem #2 Reflections in sound on the poem: 'The Carcass'' by Charles Baudelaire

7/27

The BBC Radio play ‘Hands Up’ produced by Judith Kampfner, with lots of Gene's compsotions, airs.

Including: ‘In Memory Of David Gotay’, ‘Gas Choral’, ‘Dark’, ‘BB Gun’.

7/29

'Stressor' for solo accordion premiered by  William Schimmel for his accordion Seminars at Tenri Institute

 

  

April

AUG.

8/4 

'Outreach Fanfare - SCHWAzxIT' premiered  at the opening of the 2016 Outreach Festival Outside the SZentrum in Schwaz, Austria.

8/5

The Outreach Big Band and Rebekka Bakken perfom Gene's new arrangement of her song 'Things you Leave Behind' at the 2016 'Outreach Festival' in Schwaz, Austria. 

 

8/5

Chanda Rule and the Outreach Orchestra performe 'Wlak With Me' as part of the 2016 'Outreach Festival' in Schwaz, Austria.

8/6

Composers Concordance Records presents the European album release concert for the album 'The Mozart Influence’ Performed by The Comp Cord Ensemble at the 2016 'Outreach Festival' in Schwaz, Austria. Music by: Mozart, Pritsker, Clark, Taylor, Paranosic, Cooper, Tchaikovsky.

Gene Will Premiere 'Signify' based on Mozart feat. violinist Miltos Papasatmou, as well as 'Trembling', 'Weeping' and 'MoZartina'

8/6

Quart@art  perfomrs  ‘Seem To Bemoan Their Imprisonment’ at the 2016 'Outreach Festival' in Schwaz, Austria.

8/6

'Soul Fragment Tango II' for clarinet ensemble will be premiered at ClarinetFest 2016 in Lawrence, Kansas

8/7

The premiere of the brass quartet ‘Peace Comes From Within. Do Not Seek It Without’, by Franz Hackl, Peter Oswald, John Clark & Dave Taylor in Friedsberg, Germany

8/16

 Quart@art releases their debut CD, featuring my ‘Seem To Bemoan Their Imprisonment’ for trumpet, sax, piano & bass. 

  

April

SEPT.

9/19

Premiere of 'Solemnity' for accordion, brass and percussion as part of Composers Concordance 'Bill Schimmel at 70' with CompCord Ensemble, B3+,& The New Jersey Percussion Ensemble at the WPU New Music Serie

 

9/24

Noizepunk & Borislove, with cellist Borislav Strulev perform at Composers Concordance annual Board Meeting at Kostabi World Uptown. Performing music form their upcoming CD Cello Lounge II

  

Apri

OCT.

10/7

Xenophobia Quartet premieres ''Looking For Poochini’’ as part of Composers Concordance Salon Series @ Kostabi World Uptown. 

10/12

MDR symphony performs 7 of Gene’s arrangements/orchestrations of Frank Zappa, featuring Napoleon Murphy Brock, In Leipzig, Germany 

 

10/21

Gene Performs with SWARMIUS at the Cutting Room, premiering 'Raw With Love' for, 2 saxes and elect guitar.

10/22

Premiering 'Empty' for string orchestra as part of Composers Concordance 'All About Spain’ concert with the CompCord String Orchestra, Scott Wiley - conductor

  

April

NOV.

11/2

'Folk Rhetoric III' and 'Variations on a Devil's Tune II' compositions performed by Absolute Ensemble at National Sawdust as part of the Lost Tribes concert.

11/3

The short film 'Dead Hairy Hipster’ for which Gene wrote the music screens at the Big Apple Film Festival

11/4

Anna Mahova and Elena Smirnova perform 'Just Make it, Babe, Make It’’ for flute and piano and 'Pan(ic)’ for solo flute at National Art Library. AP Bogolyubov in Moscow Russia as part of the 'Through the prism of Russian music’ concert

11/8

Premiere of ’TRUMP – A Theatrical Concerto’ with Philippe Quint, Kristjan Jarvi & the Absolute Ensemble, Video by Graham Elliot @  Le Poisson Rouge, presented by Composers Concordance

 

11/16 & 18

The Mediterranean Trio performs ‘Litourgia’ in Paphos and Limassol, Cyprus. 

11/17

Performing ‘Douglas DaSilva ReMix’ for solo Di.J. on Composer’s Voice presents “50: A Year of Indulgences”. at Firehouse Space in Brooklyn

11/19

Free Sound Ahn-somble performs ‘Roughin’ It’ for big band at The Cell

11/28 

Forced Bravery for 10 drum sets premiered by William Paterson percussion students at Shea Center, WPU.

  

April

DEC.

12/3

'Sisyphus - Sinner condemned’ performed as part of Composers Concordance 'Music & Myth’ concert with The CompCord Ensemble @ Spectrum NYC

12/5

John Kneiling premieres 'Poems 'Bout New York’ for solo cello at Greenwich House

12/8

Baltic Sea Philharmonic performs ‘Vijandi Suite' at the Vienna Konzerthaus

12/9

'Beneath The Wheel ‘ for two classical guitars and Canons For Two Electric Guitars preformed by Sean Satin and Jay Kauffman, 'Two Views of The Middle Ages' with Charles Coleman baritone as well as a premiere of ''Infinite Vacuum' for fretless guitar & classical guitar as part of  ‘Sean Satin & Friends’ concert at Spectrum NYC 

12/10

Premiere of 'Loco Motion' for chamber ensemble as part of Composers Concordance 'CompCord - Coco Loco’ concert at Goddard Riverside - Bernie Wohl Center

12/15

Gene has numerous compsotions on Composers Concordance Co-Presented with Hudson Heights Community Music Program: 'Chamber People’, including ‘Waiting’, ‘Poems ‘Bout New York’, and 'Beneath The Wheel'

12/16

Tasman & Noizepunk (Tasos Papastamou - violin and Gene - Di.J. / guitar) perform a set of music for violin and Di.J. at Kostabi World Uptown. Music Include ‘Waiting III’, ‘Anesthetic Effect #1’ and ‘Lounge 101’