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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.”
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2021

March

3/7
Jay Rodriguez & Gene Pritsker as part of the 'Low Key Chamber Concert Series’ #5. Compositions performed include:  'Pandemic Dance #9',
'Bemoan', 'Kinda Charts'. 

Presented by Composers Concordance.

3/14
Charles Coleman & Gene Pritsker as part of ‘Low Key Chamber Concert Series’ #6

Compositions performed include: 'The Music Between Us', 'Three Songs of Nostalgia', 'Funeral Blues',
'No Illness'.

Presented by Composers Concordance.

3/20

 '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.  

3/20

Douglas Worthen and Margaret Herlehy perform ‘Affections’ for flute and oboe as part of the 'Outside The Box’ Festival in Shryock Auditorium  at Southern Illinois University School of Music

 

3/22

Premiere of 'Don't Count On The Mirror' for three 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    

April

 

4/21

Premiere of '7 Short Poems' on poetry of Erik T. Johnson for Soprano, and Di.J. performed by sopranoAdriana Valdés and Gene as Di.J., part of Composers Concordance 'O Haiku My Haiku' concert at Kostabi World  

4/27
Gene's original score to the silent film ’The passion of Joan of Arc’ will be shown as part of the 'Two Days and Two Nights of New Music’ festival in Odessa, Ukraine. 

May

5/2

'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. 

- Violinist Yulika Deprez performs ‘Variations on Sakura, Sakura’ on her recital at Koninklijk Conservatorium in Brussel, Belgium 

5/15

'TINPANAPNIT' for viola, bass trombone and elc. guitar performed as part of Tin Pan Allegiances concert at Michiko studios

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.

6/5

Sound Liberation performs at the Delancey

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 hei violin and elec. guitar duo ''In Memory of Joseph Pehrson’ 

July

7/23

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

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. 

Aug.

Sept 

Oct. 

Nov.

2/13

‘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 

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.  

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