Tsakapa Chatashu (2014) for tenor saxophone and percussion


Tsakapa Chatashu (2014) was commissioned by Musiqa for one of its outdoor concerts in Market Square Park in Houston.

The title is a combination of a few of the nonsensical but percussive syllables the percussionist performs in addition to playing the cajón. The entire work can be understood as an attempt by the percussionist to keep the saxophonist under control, with varying degrees of success.

Recorded May 27, 2015

James Sterling, saxophone, Brandon Bell, percussion

Music (2014) and video (2020) copyright by Charles Halka. All rights reserved.