Music for and with percussion
Mark Duggan is known primarily as a composer of works for percussion alone, with other instruments or electronic audio. Duggan has composed commissioned works for the percussion quintet Nexus, the Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan, Soundstreams, the chamber group Sanctuary, Roots Orchestra, Madawaska String Quartet, Newfoundland Sound Symposium, percussionists Morris Palter, John Rudolph, Michelle Colton and choreographers Susan Lee and Maxine Heppner. His compositions for percussion have been performed around the world and his work Three Americas was a finalist in the 2006 Quey Percussion Competition. Duggan has released five CDs of his own music and has been twice nominated by both the Juno and East Coast Music Awards. Duggan holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in world percussion from the California Institute of the Arts and a Doctor of Musical Arts in performance from the University of Toronto.