Composed by Christopher Deane, "Scavenger Music" is scored for percussion quintet playing found object instruments that the students themselves selected and constructed, based on the instructions in the score.
This performance is by the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey Percussion Ensemble (ages 13-17) which is directed by Peter Saleh and is based in the Princeton area.
L to R: Nikhil Dondapati, Ben Cornavaca, Azhad Syed, Curren Tipnis, Michael Foley
The students in this audition based ensemble rehearse once a week from October through May and play in Orchestra and Wind Ensemble in addition to chamber music at every rehearsal.
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