Baljinder Sekhon’s Places and Times

Baljinder Sekhon’s Places and Times

In 2014, I put together a consortium for solo steel pan and percussion ensemble. I had always wanted to work with Baljinder Sekhon after hearing and performing his music with my percussion ensemble. Passageways is written for solo steel pan (tenor – Low C) and 5 percussionists. The steel pan player uses chop sticks, mallets and extended techniques of the side of the pan to add to the complex texture of the piece.

After the consortium, Baljinder arranged a recording project and I recorded Passageways with the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet. On April 27, 2018, Innova released the album to rave reviews. It was an exciting project and I thank all of the participants of the consortium for contributing to the project.