Composers Concordance

Poetry & Music – ‘Unhinged’

Composers Concordance

Poetry & Music – ‘Unhinged’

September 22nd at 3pm


Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
499 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY ‎
(718) 596-2507


As Paul P. Harris wrote, “Ideas have unhinged the gates of empires.” On Sunday, September 22nd at 3pm, Composers Concordance (“enterprising new music organization” -NYTimes) presents its free music-and-poetry event ‘Unhinged.’ The program will feature poems and recitations by Roger Bonair-Agard, Jacob Miller, Tobias Roberts, and Mev Smith, among others, and musical compositions and performances by contralto Christina Ascher, composer-pianist Thomas Carlo Bo, composer-baritone Charles Coleman, composer-bassist Dan Cooper, flutist Kaoru Hinata, pianist Taka Kigawa, composer-keyboardist Daniel Palkowski, percussionist Cesare Papetti, composer-singer Milica Paranosic, composer-pianist Joseph Pehrson, composer-guitarist Gene Pritsker, and guitarist Sean Satin. The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, set back for several months by Hurricane Sandy, is the resurgent Red Hook venue for this innovative event.


Composers Concordance is a presenting organization for contemporary music with a 29-year history of producing concerts in NYC, plus a new record label, CCR, distributed by Naxos. It has presented hundreds of concerts at venues including the Museum of Natural History, Austrian Cultural Forum, Bohemian National Hall, Chelsea Art Museum, Cutting Room, Dimenna Center, Drom NYC, Goddard Riverside, LPR, MC Gallery, Miller Theater, NYU Loewe Theatre, Shapeshifter Lab, Weill Recital Hall, William Paterson University, and The New School, among others. Directors Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, and Milica Paranosic curate the programs together with the founding directors, and lead the Composers Concordance Ensemble. The catalog of CCR features an eclectic variety of music, including contemporary chamber, electronic, hip-hop, jazz, opera, and beyond. As Raul d’Gama Rose wrote, “(These) composers are breaking barriers between genres and idioms…modern pieces that run the gamut of tonal color and timbral experimentation with definitive skill and absolute mastery.”


PRESS: Please contact Gene Pritsker at 646-522-9442 or for press tickets, to schedule interviews, or for additional information on concert programs.



The BWAC exhibition space is located at 499 Van Brunt Street,
Red Hook, Brooklyn, 11231,
in the pre-Civil War warehouse overlooking the Statue of Liberty.

By Transit: The B61 (A and F train to Jay Street) bus goes to Van Brunt & Beard stop.

Approximately 10 minutes by car from the Brooklyn Bridge: Brooklyn Bridge becomes Adams Street. Make a right on to Atlantic Avenue, left on to Columbia Street, right on to DeGraw. Left on to Van Brunt and continue on Van Brunt to end.

From Brooklyn: Northwest on Hamilton Avenue and make a left on to Van Brunt. Continue on Van Brunt to end.

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