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Percussion Quartet to Perform at Holy Cross

March 23rd, 1999 by 

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Talujon Percussion Quartet, a four-member drum ensemble that performs classic and new music using both traditional and non-traditional instruments, will perform on Friday, April 9, at 8 p.m., in the Brooks Concert Hall at Holy Cross.  Admission to this event, which is sponsored by the Holy Cross Chamber Players, is free and open to the public.

Talujon was created to explore and expand upon the contemporary percussion repertoire.  Its performances of percussion “classics,” music of new and emerging composers, and group composers feature many instruments ranging from the traditional percussion family, non-Western instruments, and a variety of found and homemade instruments.

The group has been awarded numerous grants for the commissioning, performing, and recording of new works.  Recent grants include The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, CMA Commissioning Music/USA Grant for Wayne Peterson and The Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust Commissioning Grant for Julia Wolfe.

Talujon is currently recording its second CD, which will feature the group’s own compositions as well as the music of Lou Harrison, Frederic Rzewski, Ralph Shapely, and Iannis Xenakis.  Talujon’s first CD, Hum, includes the music of John Cage, Dean Drummond, Paul Guerguerian, Steve Reisch as well as its own works.

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