Biography
 

ERIC CHA-BEACH
JOSH QUILLEN
ADAM SLIWINSKI
JASON TREUTING

With innovative multi-genre original productions, sensational interpretations of modern classics, and an “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam,” (The New Yorker), Sō Percussion has redefined the scope and role of the modern percussion ensemble, placing it at the leading edge of 21st-century music.



Sō’s repertoire ranges from “classics” of the 20th century, by John Cage, Steve Reich, and Iannis Xenakis, et al, to commissioning and advocating works by contemporary composers such as David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Steven Mackey, and Caroline Shaw, to distinctively modern collaborations with artists who work outside the classical concert hall, including Shara Nova, the choreographer Susan Marshall, Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, The National, Bryce Dessner, and many others.



In 2019-20 Sō Percussion returns to Carnegie Hall for “A Percussion Century,” a sprawling exploration of works by John Cage, David Lang, Johanna Beyer, and others, and featuring the New York premiere of Sō’s newest commission, Forbidden Love, a string quartet by Julia Wolfe. Other season highlights include a Miller Theatre Composer Portrait of frequent Sō collaborator, Caroline Shaw (with whom Sō has a new album due this season); and David Lang’s man made and Lully’s Le Bourgeois gentilhomme with Louis Langrée and the Cincinnati Symphony. Sō also celebrates its sixth year as the Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence at Princeton University, and welcomes the release of album collaborations with Dan Trueman and the JACK Quartet, and with indie pop duo Buke and Gase. 



Sō has recorded more than 20 albums; appeared at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Walt Disney Hall, the Barbican, the Eaux Claires Festival, MassMoCA, and TED 2016; and performed with Jad Abumrad, JACK Quartet, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and the LA Phil and Gustavo Dudamel, among others.



Sō Percussion is Eric Cha-Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, and Jason Treuting.

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