Posted By : SekhonMusic
Piece Title : SUN
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Level : Professional / 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 :3 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Tuned Percussion Trio
Instrumentation : Cow Bell / Kick Bass Drum / Triangle / Wind Gong / Xylophone
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 5 Octave Marimba
Written for / Commissioned by : Volta Trio
Permission given for Youtube video by Copyright holder
and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 Volta Trio, Baljinder Sekhon, Paul Coleman
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 :2011 /  2011
Duration :11Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
Special Needs :N/A
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

A new percussion trio from composer Baljinder Sekhon, II. Scores for three percussionists, SUN explores a variety of musical energies. From tired phrases to extended climactic passages to short-lived bursts of sound, many segments of music are intertwined and overlaid in a way that creates a singular event (the piece) with various “flares” of sound on its surface. These segments are often separated by silent moments that, because of their context, each express a different type of energy. The instrumentation of the individual percussion parts are very similar; that is, each percussionist has one keyboard instrument, “skin” (containing a drum head), wood, and metal. In addition, all of the percussionists share one large cymbal that is central to the staging. At times the three percussion parts are treated as one large instrument with three performers working towards one musical character. This orchestration and interaction alternates with each performer executing their own layers of sound to create a heterophonic texture. The percussionists use a multitude of techniques to create a palette of nuanced sounds. In addition to common performance practices, they use their hands, fingers, knuckles, and fingernails to muffle, modify, and create a large spectrum of characteristics. This work was made possible through a commission from the Volta Trio. I would like to offer a special thanks to Paul Coleman for his recording expertise, the Eastman Composition and Percussion Departments, Eastman Concert Office, and Christopher Clarino, Sean Connors, and Erik Lutters of the Volta Trio for their extreme dedication and hard work.

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