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Composers Concordance
Premieres Works Written as Duets for Distanced Musicians

Originally Recorded Remotely and Released Online, These Compositions Will be Performed Live on December 30, Bidding 2020 Goodbye
For Immediate Release - New York, NY - On Wednesday, December 30, Composers Concordance bids 2020 farewell with a concert featuring compositions written as duets for electric guitar and distanced music collaborators.

Gene Pritsker says of the idea, “While we are all staying at home due to the Coronavirus outbreak, I decided to start this project where I write a bunch of duets for myself on electric guitar and my various composer/performer friends playing a dizzying variety of instruments. The basic idea is I write a duo for them, and call these Pandemic Dances and they write a duo for me, we record our parts at home and release it on this album.”

Composers/Performers: Bruce Arnold, Greg Baker, Dan Cooper, Mark Kostabi, Alon Nechushtan, Thomas Piercy, Gene Pritsker, Jay Rodriguez, Sean Satin, Tania Stavreva.

Limited, in-person seating to 15 audience members. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance. Ticket price for in-person audience includes free drinks.

The concert will also be live streamed on the Composers Concordance Facebook page.

Listing Information

Pandemic Dances
Wednesday, December 30
@ 7:00pm
Kostabi World
225 W 22nd St
New York, NY

Tickets:
Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance. The first 15 people will be the in-person audience. Ticket price for in-person audience includes free drinks.

Composers/performers: Bruce Arnold, Greg Baker, Dan Cooper, Mark Kostabi, Alon Nechushtan, Thomas Piercy, Gene Pritsker, Jay Rodriguez, Sean Satin.

Featured Compositions include Pritsker's Pandemic Dances Nos. 4, 7, 9, 11, 21, Jay Rodriguez’s Breath, and Mark Kostabi’s Mystery on 62nd Street

Staying in rotation for 36 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 Peter Jarvis. 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 has existed some 36 years, 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

"The Composers Concordance folks are unpredictable and at times refreshingly irreverent in a reverent sort of way....ingenious fun" - Classical-Modern Music Review

"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

“Enterprising new music organization” - The New York Times
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