- 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
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Recent & Upcoming Performances:
The premiere of 'Kinda Charts' for jazz band as part of Composers Concordance Charts concert at Kosatbi World
'Eroica Erupted' from EroicAnization' broadcast on the program "Viva 21st Century” with Marvin Rosen on WPRB in Princeton
'Fur Elise Charleston’ broadcast WRUU’s ''Evening Eclectic’' with Dave Lake
'Pandemic Dances' #'s 4, 7, 9, 11, 17, and 21 performed/premiered as part of Composers Concordance 'Pandemic Dances' concert at Kostabi World, also the premiere of 'Mantra 2020'
Lara St. John performs ‘Iguana’ for solo violin at the Museum of Arts and Design
Premiere of 'Some Kind Of Stain' for narrator and 4 pianists on 2 pianos and a 2 piano version of 'Pandemic Dance #11' as part of 'Piano Summit' at Kostabi world
Release of 'Money a Hip-Hop Chamber Opera' as performed by Sound Liberation & Friends
'The Difference' for piano and string quartet performed as part of Composers Concordance 'Mark & Gene' - Piano & strings' concert at Kostabi World. With Jai Jeffryes and Quartet Metadata. Also Jai premieres 'Prelude & Fugue #3' and new arrangements of Mark Kostabi's compostions.
'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' as arranged for violin and piano performed by Lara St. John and Matt Herskowitz
at Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall
in Istanbul, Turkey as part of their 'Istanbul Recital'.
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. Also a performance of Pandemic Dance #27 with Peter Jarvis.
‘No Illness’ performed by Stefanie Schlesinger - voice,
Wolfgang Lackerschmid - vibes,
Peter Oswald - trumpet
Uli Fiedler - bass and Harry Alt - drums In As part of HYBRASS-PROJECT at Stadthalle Friedberg (municipal hall)
Sound Liberation performs at the Delancey.
The Baltic Sea Philharmonic performs Gene's 'Runo Songs' on their tour with Kristjan Jarvi conducting.
'Pandemic Dance #10’ for e. guitar & vibraphone performed with as part of Composers Concordance and WPU New Music series presents 'Centennial Vibes’ at Michiko Studios NYC.
Premiere of a piece for there vibraphones and a performance of 'Pandemic Dance #10’ for e. guitar & vibraphone as part of Composers Concordance and WPU New Music series presents 'Centennial Vibes’ at William Paterson University
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
Performing with ensemble Kontraste in Nuremberg, Germany - a program of GP music inspired by the 20's.
The premiere of 'The Omnipotent Sorcerer' by the CompCord Ensemble at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, NY
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.
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.
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