So Percussion

Janette Beckman

Thursday, March 11, 2010, 8:00 pm
McCullough Theatre

So Percussion will premiere neither Anvil nor Pulley in Austin. Click here to read more about the composition.

“…NYC experimental powerhouse…” – The Village Voice

They are young, lyrical, brilliant, funky and sort of “out there.” Perhaps there is no definitive description of this modern performance ensemble. But a look at the artists that inspire them, including David Lang and John Cage, may harbor some clues as to what this NYC group is really all about. As musicians, they are downright academic in how they absorb the modern masters. But their interpretations are charged with a mandate to destroy the boundaries of their percussive instincts. For this performance, they present a new piece for two vibraphones and two marimbas written by composer Steve Reich, promising a melodic and totally unique musical experience.

Composer Steve Reich will be on hand for the concert and will participate in the post-performance talkback.

Campus & Community Engagement Events
Post-Performance Talkback: So Percussion

Percussionists Go From Background to Podium – New York Times Article
Drummers Map an Imaginary City – New York Times Review
So Percussion Website
So Percussion YouTube channel

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