Upcoming Events

Rite of Summer
May 27th, 2017, 1:00 & 3:00pm - FREE
Governors Island, NYC

Journey to beautiful Governors Island for a day of free music at the annual
Rite of Summer music festival. We will be joining Contemporaneous, Pamela Z,
and pianists Blair McMillen, Pam Goldberg, Anthony De Mare
and Phyllis Chen as part of this year's lineup.

Julia Wolfe - Dark Full Ride (part 1)
Steve Reich - Drumming Part 1
Caroline Shaw - Taxidermy
John Cage - Three2

For more information, please visit the Rite of Summer website.


Tom Kolor Recital
June 29th, 2017, 8pm
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Tom Kolor presents a recital of solo and duo works written and conceived
in France. Included on the program are works by Mache, Xenakis, Grisey, and more.


Check back soon for additional concerts!

Past Events

Center on U.S. - China Relations 10th Anniversary Gala
February 28, 2017, 6pm
Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, NYC

Talujon joins composer Wu Tong and an extraordinary
ensemble for this special 10th Anniversary event!


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)
Anna Thorvaldsdottir - Aura
Joseph Di Ponio - Articulations in a Barren Landscape
John Cage - Fontana Mix


Vermont College of Fine Arts Winter 2017 Residency
February 3-8, 2017
Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT

Talujon once again journeys to beautiful Montpelier, VT to take part in the
MFA in Music Composition residency program. We will perform new works for
percussion trio configuration.

For more info, please visit the VCFA website.


Talujon and Ethel - Composers Concordance
January 26, 2017, 8pm
Le Poisson Rouge - 158 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

Talujon joins forces with powerhouse string quartet, Ethel, to premiere
new works for octet and quartet at downtown NYC's coolest spot, Le Poisson Rouge.

More info on program tba.

Visit the Composers Concordance website for breaking news.


Talujon and Music From China at Williams College
October 26, 2016, 8pm
62 Chapin Hall Dr, Williamstown, MA 01267

We reprise our collaboration with acclaimed ensemble Music From China
in a rare concert of contemporary music for Chinese
ensemble and percussion quartet.

Zhou Long: Tales from the Cave
Harold Meltzer: Guangzhou Circle (commissioned, world premiere)
Xie Peng: Ling Long
Qu Xiaosong: Lam Mot
Wang Guowei: Drinking Alone with the Moon

For complete details, please visit the Williams College website.


Talujon and Jennifer Choi
June 2, 2016, 8pm
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn

Lou Harrison's Concerto for Violin and Percussion Orchestra is one of the classic
works of the genre. We couldn't be more happy to back up virtuoso violinist Jennifer
Choi as she tackles the dynamic solo part.

Lou Harrison: Concerto For Violin and Percussion
Nick Brooke : The Traps
John Cage: Haikai


Collaboration with Music From China
February 25, 2016, 8pm
LeFrak Concert Hall - Queens College

Talujon collaborates with one of New York's most versatile ensemble, Music From China,
in a concert featuring works by Zhou Long, Xie Ping, Wang Guowe, and Qu Xiaosong


Reich, Wolfe, Brooke

February 9, 2016, 8pm
$10 general / $5 students and seniors
DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, NYC

This concert features two works written for Talujon, Julia Wolfe's drumset quartet,
Dark Full Ride, and Nick Brooke's pocket gamelan sextet, The Traps. The evening
will also feature Steve Reich's classic work Six Marimbas.


Tan Dun's "Water Passion"

November 14, 2015, 2pm and 7pm
Temple of Dendur, Metropoliation Museum of Art

Continuing our collaboration with the Met Museum, Talujon perfoms as part
of Tan Dun's glorious Water Passion. Written as a response to Bach's St.
Matthew Passion, this astonishing work begins and ends with the sound of water
emanating from seventeen illuminated, transparent bowls.

For a video of this performance, visit the Met's video archive.


TEDxMet: The In-Between
September 26, 2015, starts at 9:30am
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bruer Building (75th and Madison)

Talujon is the "house band" for this extraordinary day-long event at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art yet-to-be-unveiled Bruer Building. As described
on the Met's website, "the transitional raw space of the building provides the
backdrop for an unprecedented daylong celebration of gray areas and liminal spaces.
From buildings in transition to lives in flux, ties that bind to connections that go
unnoticed, singular stories from artists, writers, scientists, performers, and Met curators
are presented in the signature full-throttle TED style."


Vermont College of Fine Arts Summer 2015 Residency

August 2-7, 2015 (concerts at 8pm on 8/6 & 8/7)
Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT

Talujon journeys to beautiful Montpelier, Vermont to take part in the
MFA in Music Composition summer residency program. We will perform about
a dozen new works for percussion quartet and quintet.

For more info, please visit the VCFA website.


June in Buffalo Performance Institute

May 29 - June 7, 2015
University at Buffalo

June 2nd at 4pm
Works by June in Buffalo participants, tbd

June 3 at 7:30pm
Steven Stucky: Refrains
Martin Bresnick: Message from the Emperor
Iannis Xenakis: Okho

Talujon is pleased to be an ensemble in residence at the second June in Buffalo
Performance Institute. The Institute invites performers with an interest in contemporary
music to take part in an intensive 10-day festival of concerts, master classes,
lessons and seminars. More information may be found HERE.



May 16, 2015 - 8pm
Bruno Walter Auditorium - NY Public Library

Lou Harrison: The Song of Quetzalcoatl
Iannis Xenakis: Okho
Alexandre Lunsqui: Entresons.Recreo
Talujon: Their Four and Sow Three
Steve Reich: Drumming, Part 1
Frederic Rzewski: Coming Together


2015 Look and Listen Festival
May 2, 2015 - 8pm
Whitebox Art Center - NYC

Talujon joins the Daedalus Quartet and accordinist Bill Schimmel on for an evening
of premieres and recent works on the Lower East Side's Whitebox Art Center.

Anna Thorvaldsdottir - Aura - three sides of the same being
Daniel Fawcett - Riotous Thrashing

To stream the performance audio, please visit Q2's website!


Queens College New Music Group

March 31, 2015 - 8pm
LeFrak Concert Hall - Queens College

Following a successful 2014 collaboaration, Talujon once again joins forces with
the Queens College New Music Group for an evening of premieres and recent works.
This evening will feature the world premiere of Juraj Kojs's Music for Music Stands.


Tom Kolor Solo Recital

January 23, 2015 - 8pm
Tenri Cultural Institute, New York City

Talujon percussionist Tom Kolor brings a program of exceptional percussion solos, all
composed in Paris, to Manhattan's pristine Tenri Cultural Institute. This evening will
feature works by Mache, Matalon, Globokar, Grisey, Xenakis, and Hurel. Not to be missed!


From China to America

January 10, 2015 - 7pm
Robert H. Smith Auditorium - New York Hostorical Society

Talujon reprises one of it's favorite quartets, Chou wen-Chung's "Echoes
From the Gorge" as part of the New York Historical Society's "From China to
America: An Evening with Tan Dun and Guests" special program.


Pocket Gamelan

December 4, 2014 - moring workshop performance
LeFrak Concert Hall - Queens College

Talujon brings the Pocket Gamelan to NYC. New works by Nick Brooke, Glenn Kotche,
and Dewa Alit meet the incredible dance of Mugiyono Kasida to form a vivid
concert-length experience.


Pocket Gamelan

December 2, 2014 - 8pm
Martha Hill Dance Theater - Bennington College

Talujon finishes its residency at Bennington College with a semi-staged version of
the long-awaited Pocket Gamelan. New works by Nick Brooke, Glenn Kotche, and
Dewa Alit meet the incredible dance of Mugiyono Kasida to form a vivid
evening-length experience.


Composer Portraits: Chou Wen-chung

October 2, 2014 - 8pm
Miller Theatre at Columbia University

Featuring Talujon's performance of Chou Wen-chung's haunting "Echoes from
the Gorge", this sweeping retrospective will also include performances by the
Brentano String Quartet, NewYork New Music Ensemble, and Chou Wen-chung.


Nonesuch Records at BAM

September 11, 2014 - 7:30pm
Harvey Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

Talujon supplies percussive backup for soprano Dawn Upshaw and pianist
Gilbert Kalish on Crumb's "Ancient Voices of Children". The remainder of the
program features works by Charles Ives and Elliott Carter.


Avant Music Festival @ The Wild Project

February 28, 2014 - 8pm
195 E 3rd St, New York, NY 10009

An evening featuring the music of Alex Mincek. Talujon performs the New York Premiere
of the trio "Out of Thin Air" and Ian Antonio performs the marimba solo "V" among other
small chamber compositions.


Saint Peter's Church
February 25, 2014 - 8pm
619 Lexington Ave, NYC 10022

Tom Kolor presents works from his upcoming album,
"American Masterpieces for Solo Percussion" on Albany Records.
Music by Babbitt, Cage, Feldman, and Wolff.


Merkin Concert Hall
February 20, 2014 - 8pm
129 W 67th St, New York, NY 10036

Talujon joins Boston Musica Viva for a concert featuring the music of Chou Wen-chung.
We will be performing his percussion quartet "Echoes from the Gorge"


Symphony Space
February 1, 2014 - 2pm
2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025

Talujon performs on Symphony Space's "The Music of Now Marathon".
"Interval" from Stockhausen's "For Times to Come" cycle of text pieces.


The Drawing Center
November 21, 2013 - 6-8pm
The Drawing Center
35 Wooster St, NYC 10013

Talujon realizes eleven new folded paper
graphic scores by Dutch artist William Engelen.


ISSUE Project Room
November 22, 2013 - 8pm
22 Boerum St, Brooklyn 11201

Talujon reprises it's realization of William Egelen's graphic score
and is joined by Aki Onda, Pat Spadine, and Eli Keszler.


Queens College Composers
October 22, 2013 - 8pm
Aaron Copland School of Music
65-30 Kissena Blvd, Queens, 11367

Talujon interprets the new work of Queens College composition students.
This performance is the culmination of a series of workshops and master classes.


June in Buffalo
June 1-3, 2013
State University of New York at Buffalo

Talujon performs at the acclaimed music festival.
Works by Ross Bauer, John Cage, Marc Mellits, Steve Reich, and Iannis Xenakis


Premieres Concert
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 8pm
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 W 37th Street, New York, NY

New Works for percussion quartet by Ross Bauer,
Marc Mellits, Steve Ricks, and Amy Williams.


The Percussion Music of Dominic Donato
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 8pm
Saint Peter's Church
619 Lexington Ave at 54th Street, New York, NY

Six (2012)
Reuse, Recycle, Reduce (2009)
Without A Doubt (2009)
Either/Or (2004)
Parallel Lines (2004)
About Time (2002)
Hum (1997/2003)


New Music @ ECU Festival
Friday, March 22, 2013 at 7:30pm
A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Steve Reich - Drumming Part 1
Julia Wolfe - Dark Full Ride
John Cage - Music Circus


Talujon and American Modern Ensemble
...greet the apocalypse...
December 21, 2012 at 8pm
DiMenna Center for Classical Music
405 West 37th Street, New York, NY

Daniel Iglesia - HARD SQUARE (percussion quartet)
Hannah Lash - GLOCKENLIEBE (percussion trio)
Eric Nathan - FOUR TO ONE (string quartet)
Robert Paterson - STEALING THUNDER (percussion sextet and recording)
George Rochberg - CONTRA MORTEM ET TEMPUS (flute, clarinet, violin, and piano)
Daniel Wohl - SLOW WAVE (percussion quartet)


Beyond Cage Festival
December 19, 2012 at 8pm
Willow Place Auditorium
26 Willow Place, Brooklyn

Radio Music (1956)
Imaginary Landscape No. 1 (1939)
Child of Tree (1975)
Amores (1943) featuring Joseph Kubera
Cartridge Music(1960)
First Construction (in Metal) (1939)

This concert will also feature the SEM Ensemble in a hour-long
excerpt performance of Petr Kotik's "Many Many Women".


Music on the Edge
December 1, 2012 at 8pm
Bellefield Hall, Pittsburgh, PA

Eric Moe - Danger: Giant Frogs
Amy Williams - Dream Landscape
Wayne Peterson - Trap Drum Fantasy
John Cage - One4, Three2, cComposed Improvisation
John Cage - Third Construction


SUNY Purchase Day of Percussion
All-Cage Concert
November 10, 2012 - Doors open at 9:30am
Talujon will play at 4:15pm.

Radio Music
Variations I
Cartridge Music
Child of Tree
One4, Three2, cComposed Improvisation


Musical Arts Series
October 23, 2012 at 7:30pm
Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Nathan Davis - Whet
Dominic Donato - Reuse, Recycle, Reduce
Philippe Hurel - Loops, for vibraphone
Wayne Peterson - Tap Drum Fantasy
Steve Reich - Drumming Part One

A master class will precede the concert at 5pm - open to the public.


Beyond Cage Festival
October 22, 2012 at 8pm
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium

Talujon will be performing with the Orchestra of the SEM Ensemble in only the second
fully realized version of John Cage's Atlas Eclipticalis.


Grace Church Concert

October 21, 2012 at 4pm
130 1st Avenue, Nyack, NY

John Cage - Radio Music
Dominic Donato - Reuse, Recycle, Reduce
Nathan Davis - Whet
John Cage - One4, Three2, cComposed Improvisation
Steve Reich - Drumming Part One


Sound Res Festival, Italy
August 20 and 26, 2012

Talujon will be performing multiple times at the Sound Res Festival in Italy.
Performances of pieces by John Cage, Steve Reich, Julia Wolfe, and Eric Moe.


Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival
August 3, 2012, 7:30pm

Talujon organizes a 60-person mobile sound installation by Phil Kline.
Located in the plaza at Lincoln Center.


Bang on a Can Marathon
June 17, 2012, 11pm
Winter Garden, NYC

Gérard Grisey - Le Noir de l'Étoile


University at Buffalo Residency
April 23 and 24, 2012

Gérard Grisey - Le Noir de l'Étoile
plus works by student composers


Brandeis University Residency
March 16 and 17, 2012
Concert by Talujon and Brandeis composers


Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 8pm
Saint Peter's Church
619 Lexington Ave at 54th Street, NYC, NY

Alexandre Lunsqui - Entresons.Recreo
Milton Babbitt - Beaten Paths, Concerto Piccolino, Homily
Dominic Donato - SIX
Alvin Lucier - Four Kettledrums
Ondrej Adamek - Fishbones


Purchase Day of Percussion
Saturday, November 19, 2011 starting at 10am
works by Albagli, Cage, Francois, and Lunsqui
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY


Premieres Concert
Friday, September 30, 2011 at 8pm
music by Eric Moe, Alvin Lucier, and Joel Harrison
Roulette Brooklyn
509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn


Talujon Classics
Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 8pm
music by John Cage, Steve Reich, Iannis Xenakis and Talujon
with guest artist: River Guerguerian
AC Institute, 547 West 27th, 6th floor #610 NYC, NY


"Cage at 100 and Talujon at 20"
Friday, September 23, 2011at 3pm
Master Class at the Manhattan School of Music
Claremont Ave and Broadway, NYC, NY

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