|əˈmalgəˌmāt| – verb – combine or unite to form one organization or structure. Trio Amalgamate’s music is new Jazz. Inspired by free improvisation and contemporary composition.
Gene Pritsker – guitar
Dan Cooper – 7 string electric bass
Gernot Bernroider – drums.
Composer/guitarist GENE PRITSKER has written over four hundred compositions, including chamber operas, orchestral and chamber works, electro-acoustic music, songs for hip-hop and rock ensembles, etc. 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 hiphop-chamber-jazz-rock- etc. ensemble. Gene’s music has been performed all over the world at various festivals and by many ensembles and performers. He has worked closely with Joe Zawinul and has orchestrated major Hollywood movies. The New York Times described him as “…audacious…multitalented.” The New Music Connoisseur described Pritsker as “dissolv[ing] the artificial boundaries between high brow, low brow, classical, popular musics and elevates the idea that if it’s done well it is great music, regardless of the style or genre”. The new music blog ‘I Care If You Listen’ writes “Pritsker seems to look at all music as one genre, in which all other possible styles, sounds and traditions are meant to be used as building blocks and palette colors, combined in various configurations to create a boundless whole.” Organizations he is associated with include: Composers Concordance, Composers Concordance Records, Absolute Ensemble, The International Street Cannibals and the Austrian Outreach Festival.