Long Island City, NY 11101
Composers Concordance & The Queens New Music Festival present
Comp Cord Ensemble @ The Queens New Music Festival
Sunday, May 18th, 2:00 pm
The Secret Theater
44 02 23rd St
Long Island City, NY
“For the past 30 years, Composers Concordance has been a booster for local composers, through both its concerts across the city and a record label.” -The Wall Street Journal. “Enterprising new music organization” -The New York Times.
On Sunday, May 18th at 2pm, Composers Concordance and The Queens New Music Festival present The Comp Cord Ensemble, a mixed chamber band made up of composer/performers. The four core members are: Milica Paranosic – voice and keys, Gene Pritsker – guitar, Dan Cooper – 7-string bass guitar, and Peter Jarvis – percussion.
The group is augmented by other composers and performers for each individual project. At The Queens New Music event, the ensemble will include performances and music by: Dan Cooper – 7-string bass guitar, Peter Jarvis – vib./perc., Milica Paranosic -vocal/keys/electronics, Bill Schimmel – accordion, Demetrius Spaneas – soprano sax, Gene Pritsker – electric guitar, Damien Bassman – drums and a composition by David Rozenblatt.
Composers Concordance strives to present contemporary music in innovative ways, with an emphasis on thematic programming. Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, and Milica Paranosic co-curate the programs, and lead CCE, the ensemble-in-residence at William Paterson University. Venues in recent seasons have included Bohemian National Hall, Chelsea Art Museum, Cutting Room, Dimenna Center, Drom NYC, Gallery MC, LPR, Miller Theater, the Museum of Natural History, and Weill Recital Hall, among many others. Composers Concordance was founded in 1984 by Joseph Pehrson and Patrick Hardish, advised by Otto Luening. It has also created a new record label, Composers Concordance Records, with distribution by Naxos. Composers Concordance’s overriding vision is to see 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.