Puzzler: Name That Drum Fill : All Songs Considered 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.
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Drum Fill Friday, With Sō Percussion

The members of Sō Percussion will bang on almost anything. Janette Beckman hide caption

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Janette Beckman

May is international drum month! To celebrate, we bring you a discussion in percussion with a group of guys who will bang on almost anything (including a cactus). The members of Sō Percussion are the guest quizmasters for this week's Drum Fill Friday. Eric Cha-Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Silwinski and Jason Treuting perform the classics of the percussion repertoire while actively commissioning works from today's masters, such as Steve Reich, David Lang and Paul Lansky. Although this list, according to Silwinski, is "ABC stuff for percussionists," I'd give it five drum sticks out of five for difficulty.

(Note: Drum Fill Friday is taking a little early summer vacation, returning mid-July or so. In the meantime there are plenty of quizzes at our Drum Fill archive.)