Thu, May 23rd

Gene Pritsker's Electro-Acoustic 'Samplestra' Release Concert


Doors 9:00pm
Show 9:30pm
Advance Price $10 (Includes Copy New CD)
Door Price $15 (Includes Copy New CD)
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

Composers Concordance Records celebrates its May 2013 release of
Gene Pritsker's new 
Electro - Acoustic 
album: 'Samplestra'


"Samplestra is the name I give to any prerecorded elements in my music. I see it as an orchestra of samples, since I use little fragments of pre existing music or sounds and manipulate them to my own composition. I treat these samples as found objects to write new music with. This CD represents 14 compositions that use Samplestra in combination with solos or small chamber ensembles ."

The concert will feature performances by: Edmundo Ramirez - Viola D'amour, Franz Hackl - trumpet, Michiyo Suzuki - clarinet, Margaret Lancaster - flute,  Cesare Papetti  - percussion, Borislav Strulev - cello, Greg Baker - guitar, Lynn Bechtold - violin, John Clark - horn You can sample music  from the album and learn more about it here:

About Gene Pritsker:

Composer. Gene Pritsker has written over four hundred fifty 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.

The New York Times described him as "...audacious...multitalented." Joseph Pehrson, writing in The Music Connoisseur, described Pritsker as "dissolving the artificial boundaries between high brow, low brow, classical, popular musics and elevates the idea that if it's done well it is great music, regardless of the style or genre". Raul d'Gama Rose writes in All About Jazz: "Barring the obvious exceptions, much of 21st century composition appears to be thinning in significance, but this might be about to change. Gene Pritsker is one of a very spare handful of composers effecting this change."   Evan Burke writes in ICareIf YouListen: "Pritsker seems to look at all music as one genre, in which all other possible styles, sounds and traditions are meant to be used as building blocks and palette colors, combined in various configurations to create a boundless whole. This result is almost always more interesting, and representative of how most new music will be born in the 21st century, as genres and barriers begin to vanish, and as styles begin cross-fertilizing in previously unimagined ways."