REGENERATION

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Piece Title : Regeneration
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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 www.sekhonmusic.com.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / World Percussion
Instrument / Discipline : Steel Pan Solo
Instrumentation : Steel Drum (Set of)
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : Range: C Lead Pan (two octaves: C4-C6)
Written for / Commissioned by : Baljinder Sekhon
Permission given for Youtube video by Copyright holder
and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 Bradley Meyer
Accompanied :N/A
Publisher :Glass Tree Press
Publishers Website :www.sekhonmusic.com/glass_tree.html
Publisher Details :

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

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2005 /  2005
Duration :9Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
Special Needs :Backing Track
Sheet Music Available From :www.sekhonmusic.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

In Regeneration I was interested in composing a piece which unfolds in the same way the sound of the steel drum slowly unfolded, emerged, and became embedded in the society of Trinidad and Tobago. I spent five years performing traditional music from the islands of Trinidad and Tobago with several steel drum bands in the southeastern United States. I was fascinated by the instrument itself and the way in which it came into existence. After countless hours of hammering and beating a forty-five gallon oil drum, bright and resonant tones begin to emerge from the noise. This is not unlike the harmony that began to emerge in Trinidad after World War II. Regeneration becomes more resonant and clear as the piece moves forward. All of the rhythms in this piece are based off of the traditional "brake patterns" found in the steel band music of Trinidad; Other than using those traditional rhythms this piece only alludes briefly to the traditional style and character of the music of Trinidad.

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