Al Kryszak is a Composer/Guitarist/Artist with 35 years of concert, silent film and visual work, released on KINO International DVD, iTunes and online. New concert music includes “Lux Internum” (12 Nocturnes for Solo Piano), “Soft Clowns of the Sea”, "Transparent preludes"(Piano Collection), "All The Luck" (Clarinet and Orchestra) & the Piano Concerto.
Recent film projects he's written & directed, include the new Documentary "Privacy & The Power of Secrets" (Premiered at The Hague Global Cinema Festival in Nov., 2020), "When The Chevy Breaks ( How Small Towns Fix Big Problems)", "Who Made You In America" & "Whatever Works: Exploring Opiate Addiction", premiering on Maine Public Television with a student film crews from UMaine, Machias.
“Codex Suburbia” surveys 25 years of Kryszak’s wind & choral music, including live premieres from NY City and Buffalo, NY. Recorded from 1989 to 2015, The collection features Robert Pacillo’s Harmonia Chamber Singers, Johnny Reinhard’s American Festival of Microtonal Music (NYC) , and the cast of New York’s seminal Avant-grade theatre company, Mabou Mine’s "Reel to Real” (1994), in a choral scene dedicated to co-founder Fred Neumann. (CD Available). With current racial scapegoating & a pathological indifference to refugees, it seemed an appropriate time to release the works "White Guys Afraid of Blacks on TV”, “Lost Girls of Juarez” & “Men & Women”.
Anthony de Mare is featured on the Lincoln Center Film Society/Turner Classic Movies piano concerto/film score for "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde". The "Broken Blossoms" silent film score is featured on Turner Classic Movies along with his scores for "A Christmas Past" and "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde". Premieres include Carnegie Recital Hall, The World Financial Center, Symphony Space, The Los Angeles Directors Guild, The Kitchen, Arts at St. Ann's, The North American New Music Festival, The Atlantic Center for the Arts and The Burchfield-Penny Art Center, among other venues, he has also scored music for theater innovators including Road Less Traveled, JoAnne Akalaitis, Per Lysander (Sweden), Percy Steven (UK) and New York's Mabou Mines.
Much of his work brings new concert music and film together, bringing new concert music to more diverse audiences. Original scores for rarely seen silent films, including "Hamlet" (Sven Gade 1921), "Limite" (Mario Peixoto 1930) & "Fall of the House of Usher" (Webber/Watso1928) premiered at The NY Shakespeare Festival Papp Theatre.. Kryszak's live score for "Intolerance" (Griffith 1916) was featured in NY at Symphony Space on the "Film & Censorship"series hosted by Martin Scorsese.
His solo electric guitar score for "Nosferatu" (Murnau 1921) premiered at Carnegie Recital Hall and the Los Angeles Directors Guild/ American Cinematheque in 1992 and 94. The live score for "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" premiered at The World Trade Center/Wintergarden Theater in 2000, scored for bass flute, voice, cello and guitar orchestra. As a founding member/songwriter of NY Alt Rock Trio, REV, he released "The Restless Are Natives" & the "Human Rights Revenge" epic "L.E. The Liz Estrada Book Club". Kryszak is the founder of "Loud Guys Against Violence Against Women", with over 10,000 individuals from around the globe, who put their name on local prevention of the only disease that doesn't need a dime to cure.
Teaching Dates: June 12-16; June 19-23