Sound Liberation, A Diverse Range

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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 notable venues. 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.

The group performed at the Outreach Festival ’06 and ’07 and ’14 in Schwaz, Austria. In ’07 Sound Liberation performed at the Estonian House and presented Gene Pritsker’s Opera ‘Money’ at the Players Theatre and Flea Theatre in New York. In May of ’08 ‘Money’ was performed at the Etna music Festival in Catania, Sicily and Sound Liberation played in Ragusa, Sicily. In July ’08 they performed at the Blaine jazz Festival in Blaine, WA. In May of ’09 Sound Liberation presented 2 nights at the Flea theater, performing Gene Pritsker’s one hour VRE Suite written for the Sound Liberation Quintet and a concert with B3+ of music from their albums on Col-Legno records. In September 2011 they performed at the Bremen Musik Fest in Germany. In past years the group was part of the Peekaboo Festival of New Music, 21st Century Schizoid at Cornelia Street Cafe, and Theater and has toured Newfoundland, Canada in April of ’99.

In August of ’09 the Song No Truth was featured in the Universal Home Videos motion picture ‘The Wedding Bothers.’ In the fall of 2010 ‘Human Condition’ was featured on PBS’s Road Trip Nation series. The band played a very publicized concert at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge in January ’10, the New Yorker wrote, “Pritsker, a rule-breaking composer-guitarist (and rapper) who impresses funk and rock beats onto classical structures, fronts this eclectic jazz-type combo of singers and instrumentalists”

Visit Sound Liberation on their Official Website.

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