Described by the New York Times as an ensemble possessing an 'edgy, unflagging energy', the Talujon Percussion Quartet has been mesmerizing audiences since 1991. Talujon is thoroughly committed to the expansion of the contemporary percussion repertoire as well as the education and diversification of it's worldwide audience. Based in New York City, Talujon performs regularly for such highly regarded organizations as the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, Bang on a Can, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, Harvard University the Percussive Art Society. Talujon has appeared in universities and concert halls throughout the U.S., and on such festivals as the Taipei Lantern Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival, Chautauqua, California's Festival of New American Music, Bang on a Can Marathon and at the Percussive Art Society's International Convention. Recently, Talujon has worked with composers Meredith Monk, Julia Wolfe and Eric Moe. This season, Talujon will tour Europe with Steve Reich and the Bang on a Can All-Stars. For the Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts series, Talujon developed the program 'A World of Influences', which incorporates Talujon group compositions featuring homemade instruments and traditional instruments from six continents. The group has also given Master classes/workshops at institutions such as the Julliard School, Long Island Children's Museum, University of Buffalo and the University of Virginia Talujon's CD, '...the speed of the passing time...', features the works of Xenakis, Harrison, Rzewski, Shapey and Talujon. The group's first CD, 'Hum', includes live performances of works by Reich, Cage, Drummond, and Talujon. Talujon is available for concerts, masterclasses, residencies, and workshops. The Talujon website is: http://www.talujon.com or talujon.org Recent reviews: '...the brilliant members of Talujon...' - New York Times '...suddenly we're flying around in realms of time...' - New York Times ' ...a tight-knit professional ensemble from New York...' - Sacramento Bee 'Drum wizards TPQ use an esoteric variety of eclectic percussion instruments used in a myriad of ingenious ways.' -Village Voice ' Amid the prevailing drama and array of sonic colors, no work was more powerful that 'An Idyll for the Misbegotten' for amplified flute and percussion--a surging, explosive [performance].' - MusicalAmerica.com '...frenzied explosions of percussion madness that showcased the skills of Talujon...' - New York Times 'kinetic energy' and 'the message that percussive music can be beautiful, and even transcedent, was most certainly drummed home' - Morning Call.