An eclectic concert series, ensemble, record label, and presenting organization for music with a 39-year history of premiering good music that is pushing the boundaries of sound and composition.
COMPOSERS CONCORDANCE RECORDS 1st release, BALLETS & SOLOS, combines engaging larger recently-written contemporary pieces with solo works. The ensemble pieces are performed by the versatile International Street Cannibals. comcon001
Keve Wilson - oboe Music By: Chuck Pierce, Jeff Marder, Astor Piazzolla, Henry Mancini, Lady Gaga, Walter Milbank, Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse, Ennio Morricone, traditional tunes. Performers: Keve Wilson, oboe and english horn. Jeff Marder, keyboards. Chuck Pierce, guitar. Mat Fields and Mike Valerio, fretless bass. Greg Heffernan, cello. Mr. Lei, erhu. Andy Beall, percussion. Gene Pritsker, computer sampling. comcon002
'solo‑-duo‑-trio-‑quartet‑-quintet' The Chamber and Electronic Music of Gene Pritsker comcon003
Cello Lounge Noizepunk & BorisLove comcon004 Music By: Gene Pritsker Performers: Borislav Strulev - cello, guitar. Gene Pritsker, Di.J, Guitar. “Eclecticism that opens new horizons in the perceptions of music” comcon004
Modified Matthias Kronsteiner - Bassoon Music By: Gene Pritsker, Hector Villa-Lobos, Till Alexander Körber, Christof Cech, Gernot Wolfgang, David Lang and Johannes Berauer/Philipp Sageder comcon005
Sonata For The Creation Of The World Andrew Violette comcon006
WILLIAM JAMES'S VARIETIES OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE a chamber opera by Gene Pritsker comcon007
Subversion Greg Baker - Guitar Music By: Greg Baker "Baker is well along the way to his own contrapuntal kind of art-rock" "...surprising juxtapositions and very interesting guitar work." -Gapplegate Guitar and Bass Blog comcon008
Song of Light JOHN CLARK - French horn • MICHAEL COCHRANE - Piano • RON McCLURE - Bass • VICTOR LEWIS - Drums comcon009
Adam Holzman - composer/keyboards Parallel Universe - Adam Holzman solo electronic explorations comcon00010
Music By: Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, Gernot Bernroider Gene Pritsker - guitar Dan Cooper - 7-string bass guitar Gernot Bernroider - drums |əmalgəmāt| - verb - combine or unite to form one organization or structure comcon0011
H3 Heinz, Roland - guitar Holzman, Adam - keys Hirshfield, Jeff - drums comcon0012
Sound Liberation performs music encompassing a diverse range of musical genres. 'Days', focuses on hip-hop and r&b, but is also influenced by rock, chamber music, opera and jazz. The groups musical philosophy, developed by band founder Gene Pritsker, is based upon ""ending the segregation of sound vibration (i.e. musical Genres)"".
Messier Catalogue of Star Clusters and Nebulae - Bruce Lazarus solo piano composition Composed by Bruce Lazarus between 2004 and 2011, Messier Catalogue of Star Clusters and Nebulae is a series of piano pieces based on the work of Charles Messier (1730-1817), a French astronomer who compiled a list of approximately 110 diffuse objects in the night sky. comcon0014
Samplestra Electro-Acoustic music of Gene Pritsker John Clark - horn Peter Krysa - violin Cesar Papetti - percussion Michiyo Suzuki - clarinet Lynn Bechtold - violin Keve Wilson - oboe Matthias Kronsteiner - bassoon Martin Kuuskmaan - bassoon Margaret Lancaster - flute Kathleen Supové - piano Gene Pritsker - guitar comcon0015
Love Songs is ten genre-crossing songs that combine Shakespeare's Sonnets with modern poetry. David Morneau - composer comcon0016
Cellist Borislav Strulev boasts exceptional temperament, charismatic personality, a powerful sound and virtuoso technique. He lives and works between New York and Moscow. “CelloTango” presents his vision of crossover classical music, jazz, tango and even rap - a stylish, high-quality fusion, on the edge of shocking. A “soloist...with a rich, singing tone” - NYTimes. He “boasts an enormous, gripping sound, full of color and power…he commandeers the sonic spotlight with ease. ” comcon0017 1/15
Zentripetal’s debut CD on Composers Concordance Records features works written for them by Alvin Lucier, Lynn Bechtold, Dan Cooper, Milica Paranosic and Gene Pritsker, with additional pieces by Lei Liang, Alfred Schnittke and Heitor Villa-Lobos. comcon0018
"CELLO SHOW" - IS THE NEW MUSIC, NEW SOUND, NEW COLORS IN CELLO PLAYING. ''CELLO SHOW'' IS NEW WAY OF PLAYING FOR THE 21 ST CENTURY. THIS NEW CD HAS IT ALL, MUSIC FROM WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES IN SOCHI 2014 TO OLD BACH SARABANDE WITH SPECIAL AMBIENT, FROM DEDICATION TO WORLD WAR II TO CELLO ROBOT MEGA FUN comcon0019
Love Songs is an experiment in songwriting. The lyrics for each track pairs one of Shakespeare's Sonnets with a contemporary poem. The music draws on the structures and sensibilities of familiar love songs from popular music idioms and exists in that small slice of common ground where art song and pop song overlap. comcon0020 2/15
Manhattan in Charcoal, composed by Gene Pritsker for the libretto written by Jacob Miller, explores the life and loves of an artist in New York City in the early days of the 21st Century who is struggling to find his way, retain his integrity and, in the meantime, not go entirely crazy — all while enduring economic hardships and nominal recognition. comcon0021 4/15
The Odd Couple Quintet John Clark - horn, Mike Rabinowitz - bassoon comcon0022
Saxophonist Yaacov Mayman joins composer, DJ, Guitarist Gene Pritsker aka Di.J. Noizepunk for an album that blends jazz standards, hip-hop beats, electronic grooves, contemporary compositions and improvisation. comcon00233 11/15
Innocent Speller Charlie Rauh "In having made this record, the listener is reminded that loss itself is not senseless, it is our attempting to deny it’s inevitability that makes it so." - Valerie Kuehne (TheSuperCoda music Blog) comcon0024 5/15
CD of chamber music by Emily Doolittle, performed the Seattle Chamber Players and friends comcon0025 7/15
Album Title: Liquid Gravity+ Composer(s): Rubens Salles,Djavan,Hermeto Pascoal Artist(s): Rubens Salles comcon0026 6/15
NAKED SINGULARITY (Killer Tuba Songs V.2). Every selection reflects one or more of Mr. Rozen's various musical interests, from commissioning/performing new works to composition, improvisation, unique instrumental combinations, canons, as well as music for multiple tubas and Frank Zappa . comcon0027 7/15
The Dave Taylor Octet Live Cd is a recording of a concert at the Knitting factory in NYC. The band features great improvisers and guest vocalist Jessica Taylor playing the music of David Taylor, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, William Grant Still, Virgil Thompson, and Charles Mingus comcon0028 7/15
Music and Poetry by David Gotay, Zach Seely, Thomas Carlo Bo, Toby Roberts , Gene Pritsker, Jacob Miller, Dorrie Weiss, Patrick Hardish, Luis Andrei Cobo, Jennifer Michael Hecht, Emily Dickinson, Richard Wilbur, Eleanor Cory, Lester Trimble, Geoffrey Chaucer comcon0029 9/15
The Mozart influence - nay, the very spirit of Mozart - is still vital in our contemporary daily lives, and his impact, still at work in our society. It's not merely the music of the master that so stays with us, but the essence of the man as a very emblem of what is inextinguishable in the human spirit, of man's innate urge for investigation and experimentation, and for his evidently inborn appetite - ever so ungovernable and febrile in each and every one of us . COMCON0030
Jai Jeffryes Fanfare Magazine writes that Jai, “is clearly one of those pianists constitutionally incapable of unmusical playing,“ while American Record Guide writes: “These are gentle performances, all quite lovely and all played with affection ... The Steinway D has rarely been treated with such respect.” www.jeffryes.net
Composer/guitarist Gene Pritsker and Composer/percussionist Peter Jarvis team up for an album of new music for electric guitar and drum set. For this endeavor, besides writing their own compositions, the duo reached out to a few composers and requested some new music for this unusual combination.
Improvisations by a trio of two guitars and a theremin.
Groove Possessed The Electronic Groove Music of Gene Pritsker Music by Gene Pritskerr Art by Mark Kostabi Feat: Peter Petro Krysa - Violins, Edmundo Ramirez - viola, David Gotay - cello, Ninni Lindh - voice, Borislav Strulev - cello Sebastian Izya Pritsker - voice, Kim Pritsker - voice, Chanda Rule - -voice, Joe Abba - drums, David Banks - voice.
The debut album from Mixed Doubles, "Unforced Errors," showcases the acoustic guitar skills of Lisa Liu and Justin Gonzales, as they volley ideas, riffs, and solos, between each other with equal aplomb.
Composer Gene Pritsker has written over five hundred eighty compositions, ‘Melodies Alone Can Proudly Carry Their Own Death’ focuses on Gene Pritsker's solo, duo and trio compositions, including unusual instrumentation such as: piano/drum set, bass clarinet/electric guitar, and bass clarinet/percussion as well as more standard instrumentation like violin/cello, flute/clarinet/piano and solo music for violin and cello.
The debut album “The Big Green Apple” by Emerald Trio features 5 pieces written for and premiered by the Emerald Trio by 7 New York City based composers. One of the pieces is a suite, each movement written by a different member of the Composers Concordance. This eclectic mix of pieces is written for the trio, using flute, piccolo, alto flute, violin, viola and piano.
I began collaborating with Ron, on this CD, around the year 2003. It was not long after then that Ron tragically passed and work on the project came to an abrupt halt. Our intention was to produce a CD of music of his and mine. The idea was for me to per form his pieces (most of them composed for me) and my friends from the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble and the William Paterson University music community would per form my pieces. And, the two ensemble pieces would be per formed by the New Jerse
Kostabi, Mark (Composer) Kostabi, Mark (Lyricist) KostaBlanc (Ensemble) Langovits, Greesi Desiree (Lyricist)
Rite Through an Eclectic Spectrum’ performed by Gene Pritsker's Sound Liberation Live @ The Outreach Music Festival.
Violin duo Miolina presents a unique mix of works by some of today's leading composers.
MI OBLIVION is a solo album by violinist Machiko Ozawa with music by Astor Piazzolla and other traditional Argentine tangos.
The Breath Miloš Katanić - Classical Accordion Music By: Tauan Gonzalez Sposito, Antonio Correa, Robert Moran, Wolfgang Mayer, Anthony Fiumara, Wellington E. Alves, Ivan Božičević, Gene Pritsker.
The highly acclaimed, Grammy-nominated New Jersey Percussion Ensemble, in residence at William Paterson University, directed by Peter Jarvis and managed by Payton MacDonald.
Jarvis and Friends, Volume 1. A Collection of Duos for drum set plus. Peter Jarvis: drum set Set # 1 - Glen Velez: frame drums, Set #2: - Franz Hackl: trumpets, Set #3 - William Schimmel: accordion, Set #4 - John Clark: horn
Eclectic Music eXtravaganza (EMX) is a collective of an international array of musicians who meet up in Berlin (and other world stages) to produce a very eclectic chamber music concert, a music salon for the 21st century. On their first recording, they take various chamber music of Gene Pritsker, performed at various veneus, and put together an eclectic chamber CD that demonstrates the groups philosophy.
New compositions by Payton MacDonald, realized by Payton MacDonald, marimba, with Elliott Sharp on guitars and Steven Crammer on drums.
Cello Lounge Volume II “Eclecticism that opens new horizons in the perceptions of music” The New York based duo BorisLove & Noizepunk & are combining elements form classical, jazz, electronic, house, hip-hop, experimental, etc. It is hard to put into one word the genre of music they are playing, hence they do not try to classify. The originality lies in the openness to musical sound in all its forms, in getting out of the box which constricts our understanding and this duo does just that.
Marimba virtuoso Payton MacDonald presents six new works for solo marimba, all composed for him, including music by Elliott Sharp, Stuart Saunders Smith, Peter Jarvis, Jeffrey Kresky, and Robert Morris. Payton MacDonald is a percussionist who works across a wide range of musical disciplines
Rosary is a selection of music with saxophones written by Christoph Enzel. It includes the ''Rosary Soundscapes'' for choir, organ and saxophone quartet, which is based on the amazing music of Ignaz Franz Biber as well as solo and duo compositions for saxophones.
Jarvis and Friends Volume 2 is the second release in a series of CDs comprising collections of mostly improvised duos. Volume 2 includes bass trombone, electric guitar, multiple percussion, mallet percussion, drum set and vocals. As before, Peter Jarvis has teamed up with some of the finest musicians in the world, including David Taylor (bass trombone and vocals), Gene Pritsker (electric guitar), Kevin Norton (vibraphone and percussion) and Payton MacDonald (marimba.) Peter Jarvis is playing mar
"STYLE-QUARTET" (Russia) - ensemble of folk instruments, the Prize-winner of the World Terem-Crossover Competition (St. Petersburg, 2012, 2018), the winner of the Nizhny Novgorod Prize. Members of the group: Svetoslav Suvorkin (violin), Daria Gitelson (domra-alto), Venedikt Peunov (bayan), Aleksandr Belyaev (balalaika-contrabass). The style of the team is new, sometimes very unexpected and bold readings of world classics and famous melodies. "STYLE-QUARTET" - people and instruments!
Operatic Electric: Juecheng Chen - Counter tenor Gene Pritsker - Composer/ Di.J. / Guitar
SINCERELY MINE Andrey Knyshev composer / pianist feat Borislav Strulev
‘Maggots’ is a collection of various recordings, from an array of diverse ensembles, of composer Gene Pritsker’s very eclectic chamber music. From larger chamber music like the baritone concertino ‘Maggots’, ‘Berlin Suite’ and ‘Kostabi-isms’ to the sitar and string quartet piece ’The Most Incorrigible Vice’ and the duet ‘Bitter Suite’ as well as two solo compositions ‘Memories Are Not Enough’ & ‘Figar-OH!’. The album spans a wide timber range and the eclectic nature of these compositions takes
Title: à la BAMA Artist: Miolina 1. Geni Skendo-Orange Prism (2019) 2. Holland Hopson-Still Yet Already Again (2017) 3. Monroe Golden-Winona's Lesson (2016) 4. Kyle McGucken-Recitative and Aria for Jean Baudrillard (2017) 5. Brian C. Moon-What Could Have Been, Was, or Will Be: An Infinite Yet Temporary Journey of Finite Possibilities (2017) 6. Mark Lackey-Dyad (2017)
Peter Jarvis & Friends, vol. 1
Gene Pritsker & ensembleKONTRATE Re-imagine Beethoven. Featuring the Di.J. concerto 'EroicAnization
Warren Nicholson - guitar, Sonidos del Sur
Jarvis and Friends, Volume 4 – The Northup Sessions is the fourth release in my series, which has its first entry in 2018. This volume was recorded at the Northup Drums Museum in Oneonta, New York on April 10 & 11, 2021. The highly acclaimed New Jersey Percussion Ensemble, directed by Peter Jarvis, has been recording and performing since 1968 and continues its proliferation of percussion music with this release. All the composition are by Peter Jarvis except for The Bells of Oneonta, which i
Composer/guitarist Gene Pritsker joins bassist Clemens Rofner and drummer Simon Springer to form the Gene Pritsker Trio. In January 2020 the group recorded this 9 song album at Soundproof studios in Vienna, Austria. The music is Gene’s eclectic compositions that combine virtuosic playing with compositional experimentation for the guitar trio genre.
“What We Got Here Now’ is a hip-hop/jazz song by Gene Pritsker, performed by Sound Liberation. The song uses complex rhythms and dissonant harmonies with an old school hip-hop vibe.
The Music Between Us is a collection of poetry by Robert C. Ford, set to music by Charles Coleman, Mark Kostabi and Gene Pritsker. Ford’s words reflect on the pandemic, death of George Floyd, cancel culture and other events of 2021 using both humor and gravity.
The music for Tetraktys grew out of a collaboration between composer Shanan Estreicher and dance choreographer, improviser, and performer Chloe London. The music written for violin and piano and solo dance performance, explore the philosophies of Pythagoras, specifically the evolution of points creating lines, which form shapes, culminating in a harmonious connection.
'Stray-in-Place Song Cycle' is an album of six eclectic songs by Gene Pritsker, based on the poetry of Erik T. Johnson and inspired by the lockdown of 2021. Three of the songs are rock-influenced and the others have jazzier roots. All are performed by world-class musicians.
Funk meets Jazz, meets Latin, meets World Music; this is the best way to describe Joe Abba's debut album release. A fusion of all of his influences has finally come together in a perfect mixture.
Duets For The End Of The World' is a collaboration between alto saxophonist Todd Rewoldt and composer/guitarist Gene Pritsker, recorded remotely during the pandemic. The album emphasizes duets Pritsker wrote for Rewoldt and himself, but also features Gene’s music for solo alto sax and electronics, larger chamber ensembles, and a composition by composer Seth Boustead.
Forty-Five For Solo Cello By Gene Pritsker Borislav Strulev - cello ‘Forty-Five’ for solo cello was written for Borislav Strulev as a present for his 45th birthday by Gene Pritsker. The music uses the note B and Eb (S or Es in German), Borislav’s initials, as the basis for the whole piece. “It develops into a catchy melody that describes the essence of borislav’s personality.” Says composer Pritsker. The recording captures Strulev’s gigantic cello sound and his powerful emotional palette.
Violinist Machiko Ozawa makes her solo album for violin and piano playing Argentine music by Astor Piazzolla, Horacio Salgan and Emilio Teubal. Followed by her successful album [MI OBLIVION] released in 2018.
‘Let’s Save the World Suite’ is a seven movement composition based on 3 poems of Erik T. Johnson. It is scored for a quintet of trumpet, sax, electric guitar, electric bass and drum set, with a narrator reciting the poem in three of the movements. The music and poetry deals with our feelings toward the world in the past few years during the time of the pandemic, though not directly mentioning it. The music is inspired by jazz, music of various cultures, contemporary classical techniques and has
The contemporary mini-opera “Soubrette on the Toilet” by Gene Pritsker is based on Lyrics by Soprano Ljiljana Winkler. The humorous pieces provide a critical insight into the situations and true encounters in the theater restroom during an audition for a future opera engagement.
Composer/bass trombonist Dave Taylor and composer/guitarist Gene Pritsker present a full album of duets for this unique instrumental combination. The album was mostly recorded remotely during the pandemic, some of the music was newly written for the project and many of the pieces Dave and Gene performed together before. The whole album was inspired after the duo recorded Gene’s ‘Pandemic Dance #22’, which was part of his Pandemic Dances project.
Sound Liberation feat. David Bankx - voice and Gerry Brown - drums. The first single from the album Better Now
Sound Liberation feat. David Bankx - voice and Gerry Brown - drums. The 2nd single from the album Better Now
All You Shining Stars for improvised trumpet and strings is a musical meditation on three Psalms. The work is a collaboration between classical composer Shanan Estreicher and multi-genre trumpeter Itamar Borochov. It premiered on YouTube (due to the pandemic) in 2021 and subsequently was first performed live with the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, Texas. The musical language draws on minimalist textures, lush string harmonies, and Middle Eastern improvisation.