Artists

Sō Percussion

Since coming together at the Yale School of Music in 1999, the members of Sō Percussion have been creating music that is by turns raucous, touching, barbarous, and heartfelt. Committed to the belief that percussion instruments can communicate all the extremes of emotion and musical possibility, Sō Percussion creates a sound that is not easy to define. Called "astonishing and entrancing" by Billboard and "brilliant" by The New York Times, the Brooklyn-based quartet's innovative work runs the gamut, from classics (Steve Reich's Drumming), to new commissions (David Lang's the so-called laws of nature), to original music (group member Jason Treuting's Amid the Noise). Sō Percussion has performed at the Lincoln Center Festival, Carnegie Hall, Stanford Lively Arts, and the Cleveland Museum of Art, and has toured internationally to Russia, Australia, Italy, Germany, and Ukraine. The ensemble is committed to mentoring young artists; its members are co-directors of a new percussion department at the Bard College Conservatory of Music. They also founded an annual Sō Percussion Summer Institute on the campus of Princeton University. Sō Percussion has appeared previously at BAM at Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (2012 Winter/Spring Season), in a Brooklyn Next student performance (2007 Spring Season) and with Imaginary City.