Gene Pritsker

Pritsker, Gene (b. 1971)

Composer/guitarist/rapper Gene Pritsker has written over three hundred compositions, including chamber operas, orchestral and chamber works, electro-acoustic music, songs for hip-hop and rock ensembles, etc. All 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 band playing the New York club circuit and currently recording a new CD for Con Legno records. Other organizations he is associated with include: Composers’ Concordance (advisory board since ‘96, Associate Director since ‘04), Absolute Ensemble (co-founder/composer -in -residence ‘93-’96). Some of Gene Pritsker's music is published by: Falls House Press, Gold Branch Music & Calabrese Brothers Music. in the 2006 -’07 season Gene premiered two chamber operas; Money 1 & Money 2, at the Flea Theater and at the Players Theater in New York, He also performed these 2 operas at the Outreach Festival in Schwaz, Austria in the summer of‘07. The operas were performed by his Sound Liberation Chamber Playa’s, the B3+ brass trio and various soloist. Gene had many performances at Outreach including his Bassoon and samplestra piece; Electrically Tragic Premiered by Martin Kuuskman and various performances with his band Sound Liberation and The International Street Cannibals a group that combines chamber music and boxing. On September 15 Three Poems From Flowers of Evil, on poetry of Baudelaire will be performed by the The Absolute Ensemble, The Latvian State Choir and himself as Di.J. at the‘07 Bremen Music Festival. Also at this concert Gene’s orchestrations from the movie Perfume will be performed. Gene is very excited to be working with the legendary Joe Zawinul, he has arranged/orchestrated Zawinuls music for the Absolute Ensemble to be toured around the world in upcoming years. In recent years Absolute has been performing arrangements Gene did of Frank Zappas music as well as many of his own compositions, including Lost Illusion, a concerto for bass, orchestra and samplestra (pre recorded electronics) this piece was also performed by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra with Mat Fieldes on various basses and Kristjan Jarvi conducting.

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Gene Pritsker - Sound Liberation

Gene Pritsker

Solos: Destined to Shed Solo Percussion with Samplestra
Cancer Ward - Percussion Quartet