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Galvanized (2023)

Steelpan Trio

Program Note

This piece was written in response to the Jacob School of Music’s decision to put its steelpan program on hiatus with an uncertain future. This was upsetting for me, as I have discovered an important part of my musical identity through this music. My time learning steelpan at IU has been some of the most fun I have had at the school, but we were always limited due to the lack of accessibility to the instruments. I wholeheartedly believe that steelpan both as an instrument and its associated styles has a place in the future of music and should be made accessible to all who want to learn. This piece is meant to bring the perception of the steel pan forward and to help dissolve prejudice against the instrument and the culture it comes from.


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