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Gene Pritsker

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Composer Gene Pritsker has written over six hundred compositions. 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 and Eclectic Music eXtravaganza. Gene’s music has been performed all over the world by many ensembles and performers, including the Adelaide Symphony, MDR Symphony, China Philharmonic Orchestra, Brooklyn, Shanghai and Berlin Philharmonic. Soloists Sarah Chang, Anne Akiko Meyers, Tim Fain, Simone Dinnerstein and Lara St. John.  He has worked closely with modern jazz great Joe Zawinul and has orchestrated major Hollywood movies, Including ‚Cloud Atlas‘, for which he also composed his “Cloud Atlas Symphony’. The New York Times: „audacious…multitalented.“ The Music Connoisseur: ”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“. Classical Music Sentinel:  „His expressive reach is so wide as to encompass everything from ethno/techno, rock/jazz fusion, classical opera and more, and it all seems to be effortlessly integrated within his anima and comes out through different facets of his persona. You could almost see him as a modern day renaissance man.

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