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Talujon: World Premieres by Christian Wolff and Victoria Cheah

TODAY8:00 pm
$25 advance$30 doors$20 Student/Senior (w/ ID, Senior 65+)doors 7pm

Talujon is excited to perform the world premiere of Christian Wolff’s “Piece for Seven Percussionists” in celebration of Wolff’s 90th birthday. Long associated with the “New York School” (other members include John Cage, Morton Feldman, David Tudor, and Earle Brown), Wolff’s music utilizes indeterminacy, silence, and prepared sounds among many other techniques. “Music for Seven Percussionists” is both a continuation of Wolff’s writing for percussion and collaboration with members of Talujon.

Also on the program is “Pool with two figures” by Victoria Cheah. Cheah’s work concerns boundaries, transitions, sustained effort, and intimacies within social-performance rituals. This performance is part of an ongoing collaboration between Cheah and Talujon.

Talujon (percussion)
Ian Antonio
Caitlin Cawley
David Cossin
Matthew Gold
Tom Kolor
Michael Lipsey
Matt Ward 

A livestream will be available free of charge at 8pm on the day of the performance and archived for future viewing. Watch below or on YouTube.


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, Victoria Cheah, Chien Yin Chen, Alvin Lucier, Eric Moe, Mathew Rosenblum, Ralph Shapey, Henry Threadgill, Ushio Torikai, Amy Williams, Julia Wolfe, and Christian Wolff.
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’s 2023-2024 season is supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature and the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University.

Talujon: World Premieres by Christian Wolff and Victoria Cheah

TODAY8:00 pm
$25 advance$30 doors$20 Student/Senior (w/ ID, Senior 65+)doors 7pm

Talujon is excited to perform the world premiere of Christian Wolff’s “Piece for Seven Percussionists” in celebration of Wolff’s 90th birthday. Long associated with the “New York School” (other members include John Cage, Morton Feldman, David Tudor, and Earle Brown), Wolff’s music utilizes indeterminacy, silence, and prepared sounds among many other techniques. “Music for Seven Percussionists” is both a continuation of Wolff’s writing for percussion and collaboration with members of Talujon.

Also on the program is “Pool with two figures” by Victoria Cheah. Cheah’s work concerns boundaries, transitions, sustained effort, and intimacies within social-performance rituals. This performance is part of an ongoing collaboration between Cheah and Talujon.

Talujon (percussion)
Ian Antonio
Caitlin Cawley
David Cossin
Matthew Gold
Tom Kolor
Michael Lipsey
Matt Ward 

A livestream will be available free of charge at 8pm on the day of the performance and archived for future viewing. Watch below or on YouTube.


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, Victoria Cheah, Chien Yin Chen, Alvin Lucier, Eric Moe, Mathew Rosenblum, Ralph Shapey, Henry Threadgill, Ushio Torikai, Amy Williams, Julia Wolfe, and Christian Wolff.
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’s 2023-2024 season is supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature and the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University.