Posted By : peterjarvis
Piece Title : Opposite Extreme of Benevolence
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Composer / Arranger : Pritsker, Gene
Composer / Arranger Details: Composer/guitarist/rapper 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 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 who have released cd’s on Col-legno and Innova record labels. Gene’s music has been performed all over the world at various festivals and by many ensembles and performers, including the Adelaide Symphony, The Athens Camarata, Absolute Ensemble, Brooklyn and Berlin Philharmonic. He has worked closely with Joe Zawinul and has orchestrated major Hollywood movies. The New York Times described him as "...audacious...multitalented." Joseph Pehrson, writing in The 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”. Raul d’Gama Rose writes in All About Jazz:“Barring the obvious exceptions, much of 21st century composition appears to be thinning in significance, but this might be about to change. Gene Pritsker is one of a very spare handful of composers effecting this change.” Organizations he is associated with include: Composers’ Concordance, Composers’ Concordance Records, Absolute Ensemble, The International Street Cannibals and the Austrian Outreach Festival. Some of Gene Pritsker s music is published by: Falls House Press, Gold Branch Music, Periferia Sheet Music & Calabrese Brothers music and recorded by: Col Legno, Enja, Eutrepe, Wergo, Innova, Composers’ Concordance and Capstone record labels.
Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Drumset Percussion
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Instrumentation : Drum Kit
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Written for / Commissioned by : Composed for Peter Jarvis commissioned by Calabrese Brothers Music
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Publisher :Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC
Publishers Website :www.calabresebrothersmusic.com
Publisher Details : Publishes contemporary composers
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2008 / 
Duration :6Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :6
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Opposite Extreme of Benevolence takes its title from Honore Blazac`s novel `Cousin Pons`. The phrase jumped out at me as I was reading this great novel and in the process of composing this solo drum composition. The piece takes a rhythm and treats it as a melody. These supposed opposites, in my mind, are interchangeable; a catchy rhythm can hold its own just as well as a good tune. I take this rhythm and play it on all the combinations of timbers that a drum set has to offer, change it, disguise it, augment and diminish it and base this whole composition on it. I chose a rhythm that is deceptive; when it is first induced the listener’s perception should vary as to where the beat is. Opposite Extreme of Benevolence was commissioned by Calabrese Brothers Music for Peter Jarvis. – Gene Pritsker

Opposite Extreme of Benevolence was premiered by Peter Jarvis for Composers Concodance at The Players Theater in New York City on November 18, 2009.

Opposite Extreme of Benevolence is included in Drumset Music for the Concert Stage, volume 1 which is an anthology of drumset pieces commissioned for Peter Jarvis by Calabrese Brothers Music.
The score is engraved by Peter Jarvis.
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Peter Jarvis for Composers Concordance - World Premiere The Palyers Theater, New York City USA 2009-11-17 07:30 PM
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