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Gene Pritsker: William James's Varieties of Religious Experience, a chamber opera

> Varieties of Religious Experience - William James's Introduction
> Varieties of Religious Experience - Consciousness of a Presence
> Varieties of Religious Experience - Everything Else Might be a Dream
> Varieties of Religious Experience - The Less Real of the Two
> Varieties of Religious Experience - Closer to Me Than My Own Breath
> Varieties of Religious Experience - William James's Genuine Perceptions of Truth
> Varieties of Religious Experience - Tolstoy
> Varieties of Religious Experience - William James's Conclusion

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>Pritsker, Gene : William James's Varieties of Religious Experience, chamber opera
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My chamber opera 'William James's Varieties of Religious Experience' takes various examples from James's book/lecture and creates a narrative out of some of the more captivating cases. Some of the examples cited are mystic others are based on faith. The opera ends with Leo Tolstoy, the great Russian novelist, telling his tale of changing reality, and his belief in the super natural. - Gene Pritsker

"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." - Raul d'Gama Rose, All About Jazz

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Recording information: Noizepunk Studios, NY; Pencil Factory Studios, NY aka Studio 420, NY.



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>Pritsker, Gene : William James's Varieties of Religious Experience, chamber opera
  • Performers: Dan Barrett (Cello); Marc Molomot (Tenor); Gene Pritsker (Electronics); Charles Coleman; Lynn Norris; Chanda Rule; Greg Baker
  • Notes: Noizepunk Studios, NY; Pencil Factory Studios, NY aka Studio 420, NY
  • Running Time: 40 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary