Versatile percussionist Shawn Mativetsky performs in a variety of musical
genres with dynamism and skill. Equally at home in Western classical and
contemporary/new music, Indian classical music, and world music, Shawn also
composes and performs music for dance and theatre. He is active in the
promotion of the tabla and North Indian classical music through lectures,
workshops, and performances across Canada and the United States. Based in
Montreal, Shawn teaches tabla and percussion at McGill University, where he
directs the McGill Tabla Ensemble.
As an ensemble musician, Shawn Mativetsky's wide range is evident in his work with three very different groups: the contemporary music ensemble Quintette Mont-Royal, violinist Parmela Attariwala's cross-cultural Attar Project, and the Indian-folk group Galitcha. Shawn has given acclaimed solo performances at the Banaras Hindu University (India), the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, and the Société des Arts Technologiques. He has been featured in contemporary music series such as the Windsor Canadian Music Festival, Groundswell, Jusqu'aux Oreilles, New Works Calgary, and Evolutions. As a soloist, he has appeared with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra, Musica Nova, Ensemble Fusions, GEMS, and the percussion ensembles at the University of Toronto, McGill University, and William Paterson University. His performances have been recorded for radio and television, including CBC, Radio Canada, Bravo, CH Montreal, and Zee Music (UK/India). His solo CD, 'Payton MacDonald: Works for Tabla' was released in 2007 on the Atma Classique label.
ARTIST SET-UP: - 7", 8", 9" Radia Cup Chimes - 7" HHX Evolution Splash - 10" Paragon Splash - 13" HH Sound Control Crash - 16" HH Sound Control Crash - 17" Becker Bow cymbal - 18" HH Sound Control Crash/Ride - 18" HH Thin Chinese - 19" Sprimbal - 14" Paragon HiHats - Chromatic octave of Resonating Bells