Sun, April 17th

Composers Concordance Records Release Party


Doors 6:30pm
Show 7:30pm
Advance Price $20
Door Price $20 (Includes one drink)

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

Composers Concordance Records presents thematically related recordings of modern music produced with the latest developments in studio precision. CCR is developing new concepts of what an album can be, bringing new music and new mediums together to a new level of cross genre transcendence. Our goal is simple:
...good music recorded well, pushing the boundaries of sound and composition.

Composer/guitarist/rapper Gene Pritsker has written over three hundred ninety 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 hiphop-chamber-jazz-rock-etc. ensemble who have released a cds on Col-legno and Innova Records. Genes music has been performed all over the world at various festivals and by many ensembles and performers, including the Adelaide Symphony, The Athens Camarata, Brooklyn and Berlin Philharmonic.  He has worked closely with Joe Zawinul and has orchestrated major Hollywood movies.

The New York Times described him as "...audacious...multitalented." Joseph Pehrson, writing in The Music Connoisseur, described Pritsker as dissolv[ing] 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 dGama 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.

Organizations he is associated with include: Composers Concordance, Absolute Ensemble, The International Street Cannibals and the Austrian Outreach Festival. Some of Gene Pritsker's music is published by: Falls House Press, Gold Branch Music, Periferia Sheet Music & Calabrese Brothers music and recorded by: Col Legno, Enja, Eutrepe, Wergo, Innova and Capstone record labels.

The International Street Cannibals were conceived by Director Dan Barrett, and are steered by co - directors Gene Pritsker and dan Cooper They're a collection of instrumentalists, singers, composers, dancers, puppeteers and visual artists. Among the players are instrumentalists from The Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center Chamber Players, The Orchestra of St. Luke's, The STX Ensemble, The American Ballet Theater, the New York City Opera, Mostly Mozart, and The Absolute Ensemble, among others. The Cannibals give much emphasis to presenting newly composed works, and part of the function of the group is to present those composers whose influences and philosophy are rich and various.