Monday, May 29, 2023

June in Buffalo 2023: Talujon Percussion

 Thursday, June 8
Talujon Percussion
7:30pm, Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall

Talujon Percussion performs works by senior composers and June in Buffalo faculty composer.

  • Jonathan Golove: Here and There with Tiffany DuMouchelle, soprano
  • Mathew Rosenblum: We Lived Happily During the War with Jamie Jordan, soprano

Saturday, June 10

Talujon Percussion

4pm, Baird Recital Hall (Room 250, Baird Hall)

Program will include percussion works by June in Buffalo participant composers.

The June in Buffalo festival is looking forward to hosting repeat visitors of the Center for 21st Century Music, Talujon. On Thursday, June 8th, at 7:30 p.m., Talujon will present music for percussion and voice in Lippes Concert Hall. The program features Mathew Rosenblum’s We Lived Happily After The War with Jamie Jordan, soprano and Jonathan Golove’s Here and There with Tiffany Du Mouchelle, soprano. In addition, they will perform percussion works by June in Buffalo participant composers on Saturday, June 10th, at 4:00 p.m. in Baird Recital Hall.

 Described by the New York Times as possessing an "edgy, unflagging energy", 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 and Italy’s Sound Res Festival. In addition to its diverse performance schedule, Talujon has conducted residencies, clinics, and master classes at institutions across the US. Collaborators include Dewa Alit, Nick Brooke, Chien Yin Chen, Alvin Lucier, Eric Moe, Steve Ricks, Ralph Shapey, Henry Threadgill, Ushio Torikai, and Julia Wolfe.

Talujon partners with New York City Public Schools and the Midori and Friends organization to produce educational programming across New York City’s five boroughs. The ensemble’s playing can be heard on the Cantaloupe, Tzadik, Unseen Worlds, New World, Bridge, Albany, and Capstone record labels.


Talujon performing Julia Wolfe's Dark Full Ride


Petr Kotik, The Plains at Gordium

Performed by Talujon



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