Archive for January 2014
You might think we’re hosting a jazz trio: Peter Jarvis on drums, guitar by Gene Pritsker, accompanied by Dan Cooper on bass. But all 3 of the musicians are avant-garde luminaries. They’re deeply involved in the Composer’s Concordance organization and perform frequently in the tri-state area.
Dan Cooper plays the formidable 7-string bass and has studied with Philip Glass, Steve Mackey and Paul Lansky. His performance and recording career is worldwide. Click here for his biography.
Peter Jarvis composed music for Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom. The movie score went on to receive nominations for both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award in 2013. He has also performed music for multiple episodes of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.
Peter runs the New Music Series at William Paterson University, where he presents a wonderful selection of work by 20th and 21st century composers. One of these concerts is coming up on Monday, Feb. 3 at 7pm, here are more details. There is much more about Peter on the Wikipedia page about him.
Gene Pritsker is also in Wikipedia, where it mentions his work with Joe Zawinul and Kristjan Järvi. Gene creates works that are both fun and complex, melding influences as varied as Frank Zappa, J.S. Bach and William Jame’s Varieties of Religious Experience with stellar guitar technique.
To give you an idea of the variety of music we’ll hear, we’ve included two videos of Peter and Gene performing together at DROM and at William Paterson:
There will be an introductory set by Headbrain.
On January 19, 2014, Bob Lukomski performed at musiXplore. Here is one piece from his Delicate Arch series:
There is also a longer Delicate Arch piece that he performed at the same concert. It includes an explanation from Bob about the genesis of the series. Click here to view it.
New Paltz composer Bob Lukomski has had an unusually diverse musical career. While many composers settle into a genre, Bob has been active in popular music as a songwriter and recording artist, in sacred music with works for choir and organ, in music for dance (His electronic work Look at Me (when I talk to you) was a collaboration with choreographer Lynn Neuman and the Artichoke Dance Company) and electronic music, as composer, performer and co-ordinator of the Hudson Valley Coterminous Collectiv. This only skims the surface, you can read a more complete CV here.
For his musixplore appearance, Bob will performing selections from his Delicate Arch series, on which he has been working since 2011. Below are some pieces from Delicate Arch to whet your appetite:
Delicate Arch #1
Delicate Arch #2
Delicate Arch #5
There will be an opening set by ArtCrime.