Composers Concordance Records is proud to announce the release of two singles by Sound Liberation; an eclectic group that performs music encompassing a diverse range of musical genres. The two singles: 'Breath' and 'Need' feature the fabulous vocals of Chanda Rule. These songs are influenced by r&b, rock, chamber music, and hip-hop rhythms and incorporate the groups musical philosophy, developed by band founder Gene Pritsker, which is based upon "ending the segregation of sound vibration (i.e. musical Genres)". "The freedom of sounds, as the name suggests, is truly implemented in a masterful way" - Jazzethic Magazine. The videos for these songs were created by Luma Launisch (Astrid Steiner & Florian Launisch).
words & music - Gene Pritsker (from the opera 'Money')
Chanda Rule - vocals, David Gotay - cello, Greg Baker & Gene Pritsker - guitars, Mat Fieldes - bass, David Rozenblatt – drums, B3+ Brass trio: Franz Hackl - trumpet, John Clark - horn, Dave Taylor - bass trombone Engineered by Nick Hard
words & music - Gene Pritsker
Chanda Rule - vocals, Lynn Bechtold - violin, Jen DeVore - cello, David Rozenblatt – drums Engineered by Dennis Mitchell
Sound Liberation, an eclectic chamber ensemble/band, was formed in 1996. The band has gained exposure in the New York city area and has generated a loyal core following playing such notable venues as Joe's Pub, Wetlands, Knitting Factory, The Blue Note, Downtime, New Music Cafe, Cutting Room,, Le Poisson Rouge and many other performing spaces. The group performed at the Outreach Festival '06 and again in '07 in Schwaz, Austria. Also in '07 Sound Liberation performed at the Estonian House and presented Gene Pritsker's Opera 'Money' at the Players Theatre and Flea Theatre in New York. In May of '08 'Money' was performed at the Etna music Festival in Catania, Sicily and Sound Liberation played in Ragusa, Sicily. In July '08 they performed at the Blaine jazz Festival in Blaine, Wa. In May of '09 Sound Liberation presented 2 nights at the Flea theater, performing Gene Pritsker's one hour VRE Suite written for the Sound Liberation Quintet and a concert with B3+ of music from their albums on Col-Legno records. In September 2011 they performed at the Bremen Musik Fest in Germany. In past years the group was part of the Peekaboo Festival of New Music and Theater and has toured Newfoundland, Canada in April of '99.
In August of '09 the Song No Truth, from the 2nd album, was featured in the Universal Home Videos motion picture 'The Wedding Bothers'. In the fall of 2010 'Human Condition' was featured on PBS's Road Trip Nation series. The band played a very publicized concert at New York's Le Poisson Rouge in January '10, the New Yorker wrote: "Pritsker, a rule-breaking composer-guitarist (and rapper) who impresses funk and rock beats onto classical structures, fronts this eclectic jazz-type combo of singers and instrumentalists"
The band has released their 2nd album 'Open Up Your Ears and Get Some' on Col Legno Records (www.col- legno.com) and had an album release concert at Drom in New York in November '08.
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