Announcing SōSI 2020 Online

SōSI 2020 Online – a new educational program

Announcing SōSI 2020 Online, a new summer course from Sō Percussion! In place of our 12th annual Sō Percussion Summer Institute on the campus of Princeton University, and in light of the current situation we are all in with the Covid-19 national emergency, we are designing a new virtual SōSI with two main tracks. Although SōSI is normally limited to percussionists and composers, SōSI Online is available to musicians of any instrument or creative discipline in music.

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Please email Shelby@sopercussion.com with questions and inquiries.  

1) Collaborative SōSI – an interactive festival of online collaboration with other participants and Sō Percussion. Open space is limited.

  • Tuition – $500

Details about the program:

  • Held during the same 2 weeks of July that SōSI was scheduled for: July 12-26, 2020.
  • Creative laboratory to make and perform new works through online collaboration, with direct mentorship from Sō Percussion.
  • Guest lectures, talks, and listening sessions with Princeton faculty, Sō Percussion, and other amazing guests (TBD).
  • Public live-streamed performances on Sō Percussion’s social media channels.

Requirements:

  • Availability during the two week festival July 12-26.
  • Access to a computer, laptop, ipad, or cell phone for recording purposes.
  • Access to reliable internet.

2) SōSI Online Course (automatically included with Collaborative SoSI).

  • Tuition – $250

Details about the program:

  • Online course designed by Sō Percussion covering a vast terrain of interests in percussion, chamber music, new music, and experimental music.
  • Runs July 12-26, 2020, concurrently with Collaborative program.
  • Learn at your own pace and get what you want out of it.
  • Exclusive library of pre-recorded content: videos, writing, lectures, exercises. Examples include:
    •       Chamber Music 101: The fundamentals of playing together in an ensemble. Includes cueing, part preparation, rehearsal techniques, performance tips.
    •      A deep dive into the percussion ensemble repertoire: focusing on pieces such as Steve Reich’s “Drumming,” John Cage’s “Third Construction,” and David Lang’s “The so-called laws of nature.”
    •      Courses designed by the individual members of Sō Percussion, covering topics such as steel drum performance in contemporary music, coordination on drumset, the history and practice of 20th and 21st century experimental music, and integrating technology with new music.