About

For over a decade, So Percussion has redefined the modern percussion ensemble as a flexible, omnivorous entity, pushing its voice to the forefront of American musical culture. Praised by the New Yorker for their “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam,” So’s adventurous spirit is written into the DNA passed down from composers like John Cage and Steve Reich, as well as from pioneering ensembles like the Kronos Quartet and Nexus Percussion. So Percussion’s career now encompasses 16 albums, touring throughout the USA and around the world, a dizzying array of collaborative projects, several ambitious educational programs, and a steady output of their own music.

Posted: Feb-4-2016
Latest News

So Percussion has announced its 2016 Summer Institute concert series, which will take place in Princeton, NJ in July. 

 

Posted: Jun-22-2016
Latest Recording

Drumkit Quartets, a collaboration between Glenn Kotche and Sō Percussion, runs the expressive gamut of percussive instrumentation, from the marimba-based “Drumkit Quartet #51” to the hand-cranked sirens that open “Drumkit Quartet #50,” which channels the futurist manifesto of Luigi Russolo’s “art of noise,” spiced with a little John Cage and Luc Ferrari. A rich sonic tapestry of rhythmic exploration, audio collage and third-mind improv, Drumkit Quartets actually goes well beyond the drumkit — which is to be expected, given the feverishly inventive artists behind the recording.

Posted: Feb-26-2016
Latest Acclaim

"The premiere at the Victorian church of St Johns was a sell-out, attended by civic dignitaries.... The unfamiliarity made the effect on the audience all the more moving – they were clearly gripped."

— Wire (UK)
Posted: Sep-1-2016
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Posted: Feb-3-2016