October 5-8, 2017
Philadelphia

So Percussion

Sunday, October 8, 8:30pm

FringeArts
&
Informance: Sunday, October 8, 12pm
Race Street Pier (FREE)

  • John Luther Adams, Selections from Strange and Sacred Noise
  • John Cage, Third Construction
So Percussion performing live in 2012. Image by Jeff Ragland.

With innovative multi-genre original productions, sensational interpretations of modern classics, and an “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam,” (The New Yorker), Sō Percussion has redefined the scope and vital role of the modern percussion ensemble. Sō’s repertoire ranges from “classics” of the 20th century, by John Cage, Steve Reich, and Iannis Xenakis, et al., to commissioning and advocating works by contemporary composers such as Caroline Shaw, David Lang, Steve Mackey, and Paul Lansky, to distinctively modern collaborations with artists who work outside the classical concert hall, including vocalist Shara Nova, electronic duo Matmos, the groundbreaking Dan Deacon, legendary drummer Bobby Previte, jam band kings Medeski, Martin and Wood, Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, choreographer Shen Wei, and composer and leader of The National, Bryce Dessner, among many others.