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BCR #38: Gene Pritsker's Musical Multi Verse

Season 2, Ep. 38

Gene Pritsker--composer and world musician--joined us to share his latest adventures on tour in Europe and composing for and acting in Nettflix's Babylon Berlin. Categorizing the work of Gene Pritsker is impossible. He calls his music "eclectic" but that does not capture his effects for me. Pritsker is dyna-manic and dynamite – he is a ball of human energy – an experimental musician – pulling in sounds for his compositions from wherever his imagination takes him.  I think – Gene would agree – he is primarily a composer – but – he is also --a rapper – DJ – guitarist –a coordinator of music concerts – teacher – now actor --  He has created almost 700 compositions – including, chamber operas – orchestral and chamber works – electro-acoustic music – songs for hip hop and rock ensembles – with accents from many cultures.  Gene is the co-director of Composers Concordance – and has performed, and his work presented, all over the world. Check out the Composers Concordance website for dates of their many concerts around town.

One of his disc covers describes Pritsker as a “mischief-maker and irreverent – there’s a great musician here … you might not like it all, but it is difficult to remain indifferent”

As usual -- we recorded from Gebhard's Beer Culture Bar on W. 72nd Street.

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