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Composers Concordance Presents 14th Annual Comp-play-comp Marathon '40 Ounce' Part Of The 12th Annual Compcord Festival 'compcord @ 40' at DROM

Courtesy of Gene Pritsker | Posted on April 1, 2024

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DROM
85 Avenue A
New York, NY
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Composers Concordance Presents  14th Annual Comp-play-comp Marathon '40 Ounce'     Part Of The  12th Annual Compcord Festival 'compcord @ 40' at DROM

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Tue, April 23, 2024
6:30 pm

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For Immediate Release - New York, NY - On April 23rd at DROM NYC, the 'CompCord @ 40' festival continues with the 14th Annual Comp-Play-Comp Marathon. The event will feature more than 20 composers / performers presenting their four-minute compositions on this year's theme: '40 Ounce', in honor of our 40th anniversary season. The annual marathon focuses on the simple question of 'What kind of music do composers write when they know they are one of the performers?' For 14 years, we have been exploring this question and always find the answer surprising and artistically satisfying.


Featured compositions this year include Gene Pritsker's '40oz (With Brown Paper Bag Applause)' on a poem by Robert C. Ford. The piece explores the sounds of blowing into a 40 ounce bottle of beer. Pritsker and Ford created a sampled instrument while drinking an actual 40oz bottle of beer and sampling the pitches after each gulp. Notable American composer Carman Moore will present '4 BIG E=CM2' in memory to his friend keyboardist Eric Johnson and associate director Debra Kayewill present 'Shrinking' on text by Barbara Kaye....

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