|“The freedom of sounds, as the name suggests, is truly implemented in a masterful way”
– Thorsten Bendnarz – Jazzethic Magazine
For Immediate Release – New York, NY – On Monday, May 8th at 7pm, Local 802 AFM presents its monthly Jazz Night series featuring The Sound Liberation Trio, with Gene Pritsker – guitar, Larry Goldman – bass, David Cossin – drums. joining the trio in this performance are poets Imelda O’Reilly, Erik T. Johnson, Robert C. Ford, John Pietaro, Kelsea Brunner. The event will feature Gene Pritsker’s compostions for the trio instrumentation combined with modern poetry
802 Jazz Nights are free monthly events in the Club Room of musicians union Local 802, open to all in our NYC community. The featured performer—always a celebrated jazz/improvisational music artist—offers a set to inspire, educate and ignite our enthusiastic audiences. And this is followed by an old-school jam session which attracts a wide range of musicians, from students to jazz masters.
The concert will be live streamed on Composers Concordance’s Facebook page.
Local 802 AFM
and Composers Concordance
Sound Liberation Trio @ Local 802 Jazz Night
Monday, May 8th, 2023
322 W48th street NYC
Local 802 AFM
Sound Liberation, an eclectic chamber ensemble/band, was formed in 1996. The band has gained exposure in the New York city area and has generated a loyal core following playing such notable venues as Joe’s Pub, Wetlands, Knitting Factory, The Blue Note, Birdland, Downtime, New Music Cafe, Cutting Room, Le Poisson Rouge and many other performing spaces.
Sound Liberation’s musical philosophy, developed by band founder Gene Pritsker, is based upon “ending the segregation of sound vibration (i.e. musical Genres)”. The group incorporates its philosophy by performing compositions that encompass a diverse range of musical genre, heavily influenced by hip-hop and rock rhythms. This enables one to hear elements from classical music to Jazz to music of various cultures at a Sound Liberation show.
Staying in rotation for 39 years in NYC is a rare feat. In the case of a new music presenting organization, it requires not only diligence and cognizance of achievements of the past but also an ethic of keeping one’s ear to the ground for emerging stylistic and technological developments, as well as talented new composers on the scene. Composers Concordance, founded in 1984 by Joseph Pehrson and Patrick Hardish, advised by Otto Luening, strives to present contemporary music in innovative ways, with an emphasis on thematic programming. Directors Gene Pritsker and Dan Cooper co-curate the programs and lead the CompCord Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra, and Big Band. Associate Directors are Milica Paranosic, Peter Jarvis, Debra Kaye, and Seth Boustead. Composers Concordance has also created a Naxos-distributed record label: Composers Concordance Records, co-directed by Shanan Estreicher. Composers Concordance’s overriding vision is to promote contemporary music, composers, and new works as a rightful and respected part of society. Good music performed and recorded well, pushing the boundaries of sound and composition.
“Composers Concordance..a veritable New York new music institution of concerts, album production and multiple ensembles under a sweeping, tenacious brand, thriving on the emulsion of contemporary classical, free improv, jazz and rock, overt humor and fearless political statements, all very much in evidence..The ensemble..was masterful throughout.”- John Pietaro, The New York City Jazz Record
“An unwavering force in giving composers exposure through concert bookings and its own record label, the intrepid new-music organization Composers Concordance” – The Brooklyn Rail
“The Composers Concordance folks are unpredictable and at times refreshingly irreverent in a reverent sort of way….ingenious fun” – Classical-Modern Music Review
“Enterprising new music organization” – The New York Times
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