Sun October 21st, 2018
Minimum Age: 21+
Doors Open: 5:00PM
Show Time: 6:00PM
Event Ticket: $15
Day of Show: $20
Composer Gene Pritsker presents a concert of his music for Guitar. “being a guitarist myself I have written many guitar compositions, from solos to chamber music to guitar ensembles, etc. This concert revisits some of these older compositions and even has a premiere of a new piece I wrote just for this performance for a guitar quintet”. Five extraordinary guitarists join Gene to perform solos, duos, trios, and the new quintet, The concert will feature: classical guitars: Sean Satin, Jay Kauffman and Jay Sorce and electric guitarist Jane Getter and Greg Baker. Compostions include ‘Quaalude & Fugue #1’ for solo electric guitars the classical guitar duo ‘Beneath The Wheel’, the electric guitar duo ‘Still’, the classical guitar trio ‘Still Laughing Even Louder’, a duo for fretless electric guitar and classical guitar called ‘Infinite Vacuum’, and the grand finale is the premiere of ‘Subsume’ a quintet for 2 electric guitars and 3 classical guitars. The concert is co presented with Composers Concordance.
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 and is a founder and composer-in-residence of the Grammy nominated Absolute Ensemble. Gene’s music is performed all over the world at internationally recognized festivals and by highly respected ensembles and performers.
Gene worked closely with jazz fusion legend Joe Zawinul and has orchestrated major Hollywood movies, including ‘Cloud Atlas’, for which he wrote his ”Cloud Atlas Symphony’ and the 2021 film The Matrix Resurrections.
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.
“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.'”