What is Masonic Avant-garde?
“Masonic Avant-garde” was composed by Joscar Poerschke and is a Piano Concerto consisting of 10 movements specifically to be played in conjunction with the three Florida Masonic Ritual Degrees and during a Masonic Lodge while open for labor.
Educational lectures and performances have been created to explain to Masons and non-Masons how these compositions were designed and how they fit into the Masonic Rituals and Ceremonies.
These lectures and performances have been tailored as follows:
Live In-Person: Open for both Masons and Non-Masons,
Live In-Person: Master Masons Only,
Live In-Person: Performance Only, No Lecture,
Zoom Lecture and Performance
Zoom Performance (No Lecture)
If a lodge is planning to host a degree (EA,FC,MM) arrangements can be made with Joscar to be available to practice with the team prior to the degree so the brothers can practice their parts and become familiar with the music. Joscar would be available for the Degree so that the lodge and candidates can experience the Degree with music. Events range between 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes.
What is From Darkness to Light?
“From Darkness to Light” is a 5 piece album and is the continuation of the original Masonic Avant-garde Piano Concerto containing the remaining 2 pieces that were subsequently composed for the Florida Fellow Craft Degree and 3 remaining pieces that were composed for the Masonic Lodge Rituals.
What is Chamber?
The “Chamber” pieces are a collection of 7 compositions composed for a masonic Chamber of Reflection. They were composed for the purpose of ambiance as the candidate waits to be initiated into the fraternity of freemasonry.
About the Composer
Joscar Poerschke was born and raised in Miami Florida and began learning piano at the age of 5. Joscar was home schooled and had private instructors on classical piano, guitar, and voice. His background is music, acting, and the performing arts.
Joscar Poerschke was raised in Hibiscus Lodge #275 to the sublime degree of Master Mason in August of 2011 and began composing Masonic Avant-garde in 2012. Joscar has traveled throughout the United States and Canada performing his Masonic music and giving his lecture. Joscar is a 32nd Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite Valley of Miami, Orient of Florida. In 2014 Joscar was selected by the Scottish Rite to perform his music for the “Celebrating the Craft” event at the House of the Temple in Washington D.C. Joscar became Worshipful Master of Hibiscus Lodge #275 for 2017. His home lodge is South Miami Lodge #308 and is an honorary member of Coral Gables Lodge #260 and Orange Blossom Lodge #80.