Posted By : SekhonMusic
Piece Title : COMPASS
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Senior / Graduate
Composer / Arranger : Sekhon, Baljinder
Composer / Arranger Details:

"Clearly knowing the power of sonority" (Philadelphia Inquirer), the music of Baljinder Sekhon demonstrates a wide range of interests and influences. From pieces for large ensemble to solo works to electronic music, Sekhon`s music has received over 200 performances around the world and has been described as "still and mysterious, animated, haunting and peaceful" by the Epoch Times. In addition to his projects as a composer, he is also active as a teacher, percussionist and concert producer and currently serves as Visiting Professor of Composition at the University of South Florida. Sekhon`s music has been featured at a variety of events, including WNYC’s recent production “Beyond Bollywood” at the Jeome L. Greene Performance Space, the Juventas New Music Ensemble’s “Juventas Jam” in Boston, the MATA Interval Series (New York City), Astral Artists Recital Series (Philadelphia), Audio Inversions (Austin), National Saxophone Alliance Conference (SC), International Viola Congress (OH), Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music (Santa Cruz), Bang on a Can Summer Festival, Composers Conference at Wellesley College, f(x) Miami Music Marathon, New World Symphony s Musician s Forum Series, Syracuse Society for New Music, International Saxophone Congress (Thailand), Gallery 345 (Canada), UCF’s Collide Festival, and theperKumania Percussion Festival (Paris Conservatory). "Honest and energy-packed" (Austin American-Statesman), Sekhon`s works have received recognition from many organizations, such as ASCAP, CBDNA, MATA, Audio Inversions, Percussive Arts Society, Boehmler Foundation, and the Syracuse Society for New Music. As a curator and producer, Baljinder constantly supports new performances through the organization of various concerts and events. Recently named a curator for the MATA Interval Series 3.2 concert, Sekhon produced a full concert of new works for Saxophone Quartet and Electronics at the ISSUE Project Room in Brooklyn, NY. A year earlier, Baljinder produced a concert at John Zorn s contemporary art space "The Stone" in New York City which included five of Sekhon`s works performed for a sold-out audience. In addition, he served as President of the OSSIA New Music Ensemble at the Eastman School and co-producer/sound designer for countless electronic music concerts sponsored by the Eastman Computer Music Center. To learn more about Sekhon`s works, please visit

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Untuned Percussion / Mixed Chamber Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Percussion Solo with Viola
Instrumentation : Bongos (Set of) / Glockenspiel / Tom
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba
Written for / Commissioned by : John Graham, Viola
Permission given for Youtube video by Copyright holder
and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 Victor Pon, percussion; Bonnie Deeds, viola (Recorded by Sekhon)
Accompanied :N/A
Publisher :Glass Tree Press
Publishers Website
Publisher Details :

Glass Tree Press (ASCAP) The official publishing company for sheet music by Baljinder Sekhon.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2009 /  2009
Duration :10Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2, 4, Various
Special Needs :Attention to the number of movements a performer wishes to perform needs to be considered.
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Compass consists of eight musical segments of which all eight segments or any subset can be performed in any order. These segments are designed to be played attacca, regardless of the order chosen by the performers. Each segment is given a "name" for the purposes of discourse only. These names should not suggest an order or be printed in any programs or concert advertisements as they exist only to provide the performers with a way to discuss the segments. In addition to the order, the performers should also choose which of the segments to include in a performance. As a result, this piece could last for only 40 seconds and up to 14 minutes. Regardless of the sections chosen, the title of this piece shall remain "Compass." It is recommended that the performers do not listen to any recordings of previous performances of this work as previous orderings and segment inclusion/exclusion can significantly alter ones view of what kind of piece Compass is and how it "should sound." While the musical segments here are determinate, with the exception of "Isana", the overall character is indeterminate and can only be defined through the course of performance. The performance of this piece is designed by the performers and, depending on the decisions made, the resulting character and the way it is perceived by the listeners can be quite different for each performance.

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