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The members of Sō Percussion will bang on almost anything.
May 22, 2015 This week's Drum Fill Friday guest quizmasters are from the internationally acclaimed ensemble Sō Percussion. Hear the fill and match it to the piece.
July 12, 2013 Watch an installation artist and a percussion quartet make music of the city, by the city and for the city. The world premiere of their outdoor work uses piano wires strung to the Manhattan Bridge.
Janette Beckman, 2012/courtesy of the artists
June 17, 2013 Friday at 6:30 PM, come hear a singular world premiere at Make Music New York. A collaboration commissioned by NPR Music with artist Eli Keszler and drumming dynamos So Percussion uses the Manhattan Bridge itself as part of the music-making.
April 2, 2012 The minute its members were ensconced in our office, So Percussion started borrowing items to add to its set, from an amplified cactus and bells to a mug filled with spare change and an empty padded envelope. The ensemble performs original pieces and the works of John Cage at the Tiny Desk.
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October 3, 2011 To celebrate the composer's 75th birthday, we've invited musicians who have collaborated with Reich as well as NPR friends to reflect on the pieces they adore.
So Percussion: Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, Jason Treuting and Eric Beach.
Janette Beckman/courtesy of the artists
September 21, 2011 Watch the video premiere for Steve Mackey's complete "It Is Time."
Steve Reich takes a bow at his 75th birthday concert at Carnegie Hall alongside members of the Kronos Quartet and So Percussion.
Stefan Cohen/courtesy of Carnegie Hall
May 2, 2011 In his most recent works, the composer reveals fresh insights into the business of being human — nearly three-quarters of a century after his birth.
Missy Mazzoli's quintet, Victoire, blurs the boundaries between classical music and other styles.
Courtesy of the artist
December 31, 2010 Blurring the borders separating classical, rock, jazz and more, an assortment of young, smart musicians feels equally at home playing in trendy nightclubs or swanky concert halls.
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April 16, 2006 The Brooklyn-based ensemble So Percussion improvises instruments from materials found at Home Depot and other sources associated more with plumbing supplies than with the performing arts. A distinctive sound emerges.
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