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.

Their 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, 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.

Sō Percussion also composes and performs their own works – including From Out A Darker Sea and Amid the Noise – employing a distinctively 21st century synthesis of original music, artistic collaboration, theatrical production values and visual art, into a powerful exploration of their own unique and personal creative experiences.

In current season, Sō Percussion has premiered new percussion quartets by Vijay Iyer, Angélica Negrón, and Suzanne Farrin; performed at the National Gallery of Arts, Cal Performances, Stanford Live, and played Steve Reich’s Drumming for the Celebrity Series of Boston. In the summer of 2019, Sō performs the world premiere of Julia Wolfe’s latest piece at the LA Phil’s Noon to Midnight, and leads young composers and percussionists in the eleventh year of the Sō Percussion Summer Institute (SōSI). In 19-20, So will be presenting a massive retrospective of the past one hundred years of percussion music at Carnegie Hall in “A Percussion Century;” continuing collaborations (including a new album and more) with Caroline Shaw; performing David Lang’s man made and Lully’s Le Bourgeois gentilhomme with the Cincinnati Symphony, led by Louis Langrée; and performing in Glasgow, Paris, and throughout the US.

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 Shara Nova, Bryce Dessner, Jad Abumrad, JACK Quartet, Buke and Gase, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and the LA Phil and Gustavo Dudamel, among others.

In 19-20 Sō Percussion celebrates its sixth year as the Edward T. Cone Ensemble-in-Residence at Princeton University.

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