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Talujon and Ctrl+Z
February 15, 2017, 7:30 & 9:30pm
The Jazz Gallery, 1160 Broadway- 5th Floor, NYC

Featuring a newly discovered piece by Lou Harrison, these two programs combine classics of the repertoire with recent works destined to become staples.

Lou Harrison - Recording Piece (world premiere)
Pauline Oliveros - Sound Piece
Anna Thorvaldsdottir - Aura
Joseph Di Ponio - Articulations in a Barren Landscape
John Cage - Fontana Mix

For more information and tickets, please visit the Jazz Gallery website.

Described by the New York Times as an ensemble possessing an "edgy, unflagging energy", Talujon has been mesmerizing audiences since 1990. For well over two decades, Talujon has committed itself to the growth of contemporary percussion music through diverse performance, commissioning, educational, and outreach activities.

Highlights of Talujon’s recent engagements include appearances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival, Bang on a Can Marathon, Carnegie Hall, ISSUE Project Room, Miller Theatre, and New York Historical Society. International performances include Taipei’s Lantern Festival, Italy’s Sound Res Festival, and a tour with Steve Reich and Musicians. In addition to its diverse performance schedule, Talujon has conducted residencies, clinics, and master classes at institutions across the US, including Harvard, Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, Stanford, and the universities of Virginia, Oregon, and Buffalo. Notable commissions and premiers include collaborations with composers Dewa Alit, Nick Brooke, Chien Yin Chen, Louis Karchin, Alvin Lucier, Eric Moe, Steve Ricks, Ralph Shapey, Henry Threadgill, Ushio Torikai, and Julia Wolfe.

Locally, Talujon engages in a series of residencies in the New York City Public Schools though the Department of Cultural Affairs After School Adventures program, as well as through a collaboration with the Midori and Friends organization. The ensemble’s playing can be heard on the Cantaloupe, Tzadik, New World, Bridge, Albany, and Capstone record labels. Talujon proudly uses Mike Balter sticks and mallets and Black Swamp Percussion instruments.

Talujon’s 2016-2017 season is supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New Music USA’s NYC New Music Impact Fund made possible with funding from The Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

Photography of Talujon by Richard Blinkoff