Bryce Dessner: "Music for Wood and Strings"
CD/ LP / Download
Released May 19, 2015
We have been inspired by many wonderful collaborators. Their contributions help us create entirely new works that defy categorization. These experiements range from folk fiddle and guitar, to classical piano, to electronic noise.
"...it is the arrangement and imaginative juxtaposition of familiar instrumental timbres with splashing, crinkling and other exotic noises that makes these pieces so irresistible and entrancing." - The New York Times
So Percussion has been working on and off with Martin and Drew of Matmos for 5 years. We have played together at Lincoln Center, toured a mash-up of Verdi's Aida in Italy, and made music with many strange objects. This relationship culminated in 2010's Treasure State on Cantaloupe Music.
Baltimore electro-freak Dan Deacon has written a big new piece for himself + So. Premiered at the Ecstatic Music Festival, January 20, 2011. on Youtube
Terminals is an evening-length piece for So Percussion + five improvisers: Bobby Previte, John Medeski, Zeena Parkins, DJ Olive, and Jen Shyu.
Please enjoy the complete premiere at Merkin Concert Hall for the Ecstatic Music Festival and New Sounds Live, March 28, 2011. Courtesy of WQXR and Q2:
Bresnick wrote this concerto for piano + percussion quartet for founding Bang on a Can pianist Lisa Moore and So. Premiered on New Sounds Live, soon to be released on Cantaloupe Music.
Five (and a half) gardens is Dan Trueman's work for electric violin, hardanger fiddle, guitar, percussion quartet, and computer. Our fourth studio album, Fivd (and a half) gardens is available from New Amsterdam Records.