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Sō Percussion

Through its sensational interpretations of modern classics, innovative multi-genre original productions, and “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 20th century works 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, choreographer Susan Marshall, The National, Bryce Dessner, and many others.

Sō Percussion’s original productions—including From Out A Darker Sea, Where (we) Live, and Jason Treuting’s Amid the Noise—employ a distinctively 21st century palette of original music, artistic collaboration, theatrical production values and visual art, yielding powerful explorations of the human experience.

Sō Percussion plays a pair of concerts at Big Ears: Let The Soil Play Its Simple Part, their collaboration with the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and performer Caroline Shaw; and Amid The Noise, Jason Treuting’s twelve-part suite for prepared pitched percussion.

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