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NEWS: Talujon announced as "house band" for upcoming TedxMet Event at the Metropolitan Mueseum of Art. Read the Met's press release HERE.
Taking place on September 26th at The Met Breuer, you can purchase tickets and live stream the entire event HERE.

This video is a short preview of our Pocket Gamelan "Traveling Turtle" project.
It features the virtuosic Indonesian dancer and choreographer Mugiyono Kasido and four pieces of music by Nick Brooke (the music featured on this video), Glenn Kotche, John Cage/Lou Harrison, and Dewa Alit. Enjoy!


Please enjoy this video of the premiere performance of Juraj Kojs's "Music for Music Stands". Ian, Michael, and Matt were joined by Bill Solomon at Queens College on March 31st, 2015 and presented this piece as the finale of a great collaboration with the Queens College New Music Group.

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.

Photography of Talujon by Richard Blinkoff