With innovative multi-genre original productions, sensational interpretations of modern classics, and an “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam,” (New Yorker), Sō Percussion has redefined the scope and vital role of the modern percussion ensemble.

Posted: Aug-16-2017
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Members of So Percussion at Lincoln Center, from left: Adam Sliwinski, Josh Quillen, Eric Cha-Beach and Jason Treuting.

After seeing So Percussion perform David Lang's man made with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Times critic Anthony Tommasini featured a video of the group performing Steve Reich's Drumming as among the "Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube."

Posted: Aug-7-2017
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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
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"Upshaw’s singing was nimbly tailored to these different worlds, bringing fluidity and grace to Shaw’s music and an explosive vitality to Crumb’s. Kalish and the members of So Percussion — Eric Cha-Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski and Jason Treuting — matched her step for step, in performances of expertly shaped commitment."

— San Francisco Chronicle
Posted: Oct-27-2017
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Posted: Sep-11-2017