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"...audacious...multitalented."

-  The New York Times

'Intending to make music

dangerous again.”
- Sequenza21

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About

    Composer/guitarist/rapper/Di.J./producer Gene Pritsker has written over seven hundred compositions, , including chamber operas, orchestral and chamber works, electro-acoustic music and songs for hip-hop and rock ensembles. All of his compositions employ an eclectic spectrum of styles and 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 and co-director of Composers' Concordance. Gene's music has been performed all over the world at various festivals and by many ensembles and performers.

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Recent & Upcoming Performances:

2020

Feb.

2/3

Performance of ‘Pack’ for percussion quartet as part of Composers Concordance,  William Paterson University & Composers Guild of New Jersey present: 'Backpack Concert'. Performed by the NJ Perc. Quartet at William Paterson University

2/9
Carlton Holmes performs ‘Prelude & Fugue #2’ as part of a Yamaha sponsored concert at  Goddard Riverside - Bernie Wohl Center.

2/20

Thomas Piercy and Takahashi Yumi perform  'Sakura Fragment’ at HitotSugicho Club in Tokyo Japan as part of ‘Clarinet from New York Concert’

2/21

Joshua Thomas performs 'Gladiator' for alto sax and Samplestra at Connecticut College Evans Hall as part of the faculty showcase recital

 

2/25
Dan Auerbach and Jai Jeffryes perform ‘Suite #1’ as part of the Composers Now at the College of Staten Island 

2/27

Carl Patrick Bolleia performs 'The Right Hand Does Not Know What the Left Hand is Doing’ at William Paterson University  

2/29

Premiere of 'Drama' for viola and piano as part of Composers Concordance 'Wingjammwe' concert at Spectrum in Brooklyn, NYC.

 

 

March

3/3
‘Away’ for piano and string quintet performed at Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium as part of

Port of Entry: New York by pianist Ruoting Li & the CompCord String Quintet. 

3/6

The release of the album 'Operatic Electric' on Composers Concordance Records. Music for countertenor and electronics.

 

3/7
Sound Liberation performs at Pianos

Premieres of 'Source' and 'May The Great Ark Save The Drones' as well as older compositions including: 'Strive', 'Money', 'What We Got Here Now'. 

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3/9

Carl Patrick Bolleia performs 'The Right Hand Does Not Know What the Left Hand is Doing’ at William Paterson University  

TO BE RESCHEDULED  

Sound Liberation performs as part of Composers Concordance Eclectic Bands concert at Settepani
Part of the Ode to Harlem Series

TO BE RESCHEDULED  

'TINPANAPNIT' premiered as part of Composers Concordance 'Tin Pan Allegiances' concert at National Opera Center - Domingo Hall

TO BE RESCHEDULED  
Composers Concordance presents the 'So Wrong Its Right trombone Quartet in a concert called 'Words & Music' Premiere of Gene’s  'The Living Unutterable’ at Jim Kempner’s Gallery.

April

May

TO BE RESCHEDULED 

Premieres of an electronic piece as part of Composers Concordance 9th Annual CompCord Festival: 'Comp | Lit Festival'

Fortune Favors the Rave

at Bar Thalia, Symphony Space

 

 

TO BE RESCHEDULED 

Premieres of 'Humbug-Jitterbug' for  big band as part of Composers Concordance 9th Annual CompCord Festival: 'Comp | Lit Festival'

Humbug-Jitterbug

performed by The CompCord Big band at Caveat.

 

TO BE RESCHEDULED 

Premiere of 'WE' for chamber ensemble as part of the  Queens New Music Festival. Performed by the CompCord Ensemble at The Secret Theater

TO BE RESCHEDULED 

Premieres of the sextet 'Now Is the Winter of Our Discoteque' as part of Composers Concordance 9th Annual CompCord Festival: 'Comp | Lit Festival'

 Now Is the Winter of Our Discoteque

by the CompCord Ensemble at Michiko Studios NYC.

TO BE RESCHEDULED 

Performance at Westminster college as part of 'Who's Afraid Of New Music' Marathon concert. 

TO BE RESCHEDULED 

Premieres of a chamber piece as part of Composers Concordance 9th Annual CompCord Festival: 'Comp | Lit Festival'

 O Haiku My Haiku

venue TBA 

TO BE RESCHEDULED 

'Early Retirement' a  silent film score performed a part of Sound of Silent Film Festival 2020 presented by Access Contemporary Music  

at Davis Theater in Chicago. 

TO BE RESCHEDULED 
Pianists Tania Stavreva performs ‘Kandinsky's Improvisations' at Pierre’s Fine Pianos in Los Angeles, CA. 

The premiere of 'Pandemic Dance #11' the song 'Mother Earth Doesn't Wear Lipstick' and performance of 'Canon #1' from 2 'Cannons for 2 electric guitars. As part of the Composers Concordance Social Bubble Salon concert at Kostabi Wolrd.

June

TO BE RESCHEDULED  

New quartet performed as part of Composers Concordance 'Generations X' concert, feat. the Unheard-of Ensemble.

TO BE RESCHEDULED  

'Drummer Dances' performed by The Licorice Clarinet Quartet as part of Composers Concordance and Project 142 'Clarinet Motion' concert at The DiMenna Center, Benzaquen Hall

TO BE RESCHEDULED  

New composition performed as part of Composers Concordance 'Conga Mania' concert

TO BE RESCHEDULED  

The premiere of a new chamber piece as part of Composers Concordance & Howland Cultural Center presents the CompCord Ensemble in Beacon NY. 

TO BE RESCHEDULED

Premiere of a piece for trumpet and string quartet as part of Composers Concordance & Entertaining Science concert with Franz Hackl and Quartet MetaData.

TO BE RESCHEDULED  

CompCord Ensemble performs at OH PENNY PICTURES fundraiser for the documentary series Pillars of Madness: A History of American Psychiatry. Gene will have a premiere of a new song based on poetry of Erik T. Johnson. At St. Marks Church on The Bowery 

TO BE RESCHEDULED  

Sound Liberation performs at The Bitter End. 

6/27

''Early Retirement for chamber ensemble performed to the silent movie of the same name as part of Sound of Silent Film Festival presented by  Access Contemporary Music. This is an online event.

6/28

The premiere of 'Pandemic Dance #12' for 2 guitars the song 'The Music Between Us' for baritone and elc. guitar and the solo classical guitar piece 'Love Through Chants A Thousand-mouths Wide'  as part of Composers Concordance Social Bubble Salon concert #2 at Kostabi Wolrd.

July 

7/3

The album 'Maggot & other chamber music fo Gene Pritsker' is release on Composers Concordance Records, distributed by Naxos 

7/31

 William Schimmel premieres 'The Year Of Goodbye' for solo accordion as part of the American Accordionists' master class & concert series at Tenri in NYC.

Aug.

8/6-8
Gene is back at the Outreach Music Festival in Schwaz, Austria where he will present the program 'Zappa Ripped my Flesh’ and premiere his song 
‘Where is that River Now’ with the Outreach Orchestra featuring vocalist Chanda Rule

8/30

Premieres of a chamber piece as part of Composers Concordance 9th Annual CompCord Festival: 'Comp | Lit Festival'

11th Annual Comp-Play-Comp Marathon

at DROM NYC.

Sept.

9/5
Sound Liberation performs at the Delancey for Gene’s Birthday Concert 

Oct.

10/17

Pianists Tania Stavreva performs ‘Kandinsky's Improvisations' at the National Opera Center in NYC

10/22

Performing with VKKOrchester in Munich, Germany as part of the Impuls Festival - Gene's Compositions include movement selectrons from 'Eroicanization'.

10/24

Performing with VKKOrchester in Berlin, Germany as part of the Impuls Festival - Gene's Compositions include movement selectrons from 'Eroicanization'.

Nov. 

11/3

Warren Nicholson performs ‘Snyeg’’ for solo guitar at Kings Chapel 'Tuesday Recitals’ in Boston M.A

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“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

Maggots

Maggots and other Chamber music of Gene Pritsker

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