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-6-2015
Latest News

The department of music at Princeton University has chosen So Percussion to be the new Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence at the school.

Posted: Apr-15-2014
Latest Recording

neither Anvil nor Pulley is, in short, a wordless musical epic that explores the man/machine relationship in the digital age. Composed by Dan Trueman, a Princeton music professor who co-founded the Princeton Laptop Orchestra and is a master of the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, the work was commissioned by So Percussion and calls for a "laptop/percussion quartet with turntable." It was first performed in Austin, Texas in March 2010, and eventually made its way to Carnegie's Zankel Hall in New York City, where the New York Times lauded the "dazzling results" of mixing "George Crumb's knack for unearthly timbres, Alvin Lucier's infinitesimally fine gradations of tone and the fierce creative audacity of Jimi Hendrix."

Posted: May-28-2013
Latest Acclaim

"From a performance standpoint, So Percussion was simply flawless. There were no hiccups, no hesitations, no errant moments to disturb the complex (and often fragile) sonic architectures they erected. Yet their greatest accomplishment might be the least apparent one: They are perfectly transparent performers, relinquishing histrionics, mannerisms, and flamboyancy in total service to the music."

— San Francisco Classical Voice
Posted: Feb-5-2015
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Posted: Sep-30-2014