Gene Pritsker

About the piece:
Originally I wrote Quantum Mechanical as a trio for horn, electric guitar and electric bass. The music for the trio attempted to illustrate musically Quantum mechanics, an observation that some physical quantities can be changed only by discrete amounts. Thus, the musical material repeats but with slight variation to the melodic and harmonic content, changing it over time. I took the first minuet of this composition and transformed it with electronic sounds that had other worldly qualities to it and called this piece 'Quantum Mechanical Electronic'.

About the composer:
Composer Gene Pritsker has written over four hundred seventy compositions, including chamber operas, orchestral and chamber works, electro-acoustic music and songs for hip-hop and rock ensembles. All of his compositions employ an eclectic spectrum of styles and are influenced by his studies of various musical cultures.

He is the founder and leader of Sound Liberation; an eclectic hip hop-chamber-jazz-rock-etc. ensemble who have released cd's on Col-legno, Composers Concordance and  Innova Records. Gene's music has been performed all over the world at various festivals and by many ensembles and performers, including the Adelaide Symphony, MDR Symphony, The Athens Camarata, Brooklyn and Berlin Philharmonic, Sinfonietta Riga, as well as such soloists as Anne Akiko Meyers, Lara St. John, Kathleen Supove, Martin Kuuskmann and Simone Dinnerstein. He has worked closely with Joe Zawinul and has orchestrated major Hollywood movies, Including 'Cloud Atlas', for which he wrote additional music and composed his ''Cloud Atlas Symphony', to be released  in 2014.