Brooklyn-based Sō Percussion is known to play everything from the traditional xylophone and drums to extremely unconventional items, like beer cans and cactus needles. Since coming together at the Yale School of Music in 1999, Sō Percussion has been creating music that is raucous and touching, barbarous and heartfelt. The quartet’s work with today’s most exciting composers and its original music has helped the group forge a unique and diverse career. It has been called an “experimental powerhouse” by the Village Voice, “astonishing and entrancing” by Billboard Magazine and “brilliant” by The New York Times.
The Sō Percussion program at the Lied Center may include:
• Steve Reich, Mallet Quartet
• John Cage, Third Construction
• Jason Treuting, Selections from Amid the Noise
*Program is subject to change.