- 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:
'One Slide Fits All' a 6 channel electronic piece premiered at the Cube Festival in Moscow.
The premiere of ''Footprints Of Steel’ for narrator & Di.J. on the poem by Robert C. Ford and the electronic track ‘Fortune Favors the Rave’ both Performed at Composers Concordance ‘Fortune Favors the Rave’ concert as part of our ‘Comp/Lit.’ Festival.
The premiere of 'Void' for woodwind quintet and percussion by the musicians of the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra Wernigerode at Liebfrauenkirchhof, Wernigerode, Germany, as part of Impuls Festival. The piece will be performed three times throughout the day.
Lara Diaz and Marco Pastor perform ‘Bitter Suite’ as part of the Silverstein Works 2020 Woodwind Fest
Payton MacDonald performs 'What The Waves Were Always Saying’ for solo marimba as part of William Paterson University New Music Series
The premiere of 'Beethoven’s Erotic Eulogy' by VKKOrchester at the Blitz Club in Munich, Germany as part of the Impuls Festival -
The premiere of 'Beethoven’s Erotic Eulogy' by VKKOrchester at Prince Charles in Berlin, Germany as part of the Impuls Festival '
The premiere of 'Conga Graffiti' for 3 congas as part of Composers Concordance 'Conga Mania' concert at Kostabi World
Release of the new album 'EroicAnization' on Composers Concordance Records - a full album of GP music inspired by Beethoven - including 'Ludwig's Night Out', 'Fur Elise Charleston' and 'EroicAnization' Di.J. concerto. performed by ensemble Kontraste, conducted by Hans Rotman.
The premiere of 'WE' by the CompCord Ensemble as part of Composers Concordance 'We, the Whole People' concert at Michiko Studios.
'Drummer Dances' for clarinet quartet performed by the Licorice quartet as part of Composers Concordance 'Clarinet Motion' concert at William Paterson University
'Tyranny of Choice’ for solo clarinet performed by Thomas Piercy as part of "Moments in This Time" benefit concert Covid-19 Musicians Relief
The premiere of 'The Dress In The Wind' for narrator, electric guitar and Samplestra on the poetry of Erik T. Johnson as part of Composers Concordance Comp-Play-Comp Marathon 'Words & Music Theme" at DROM
The premiere of 'Kinda Charts' for jazz band as part of Composers Concordance Charts concert at Kosatbi World
11 of Gene's 'Pandemic Dances' performed as part of Composers Concordance 'Pandemic Dances' concert at Kostabi World
'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
‘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.
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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