A Gun Show – Museum of Contemporary Arts (MA)

February 11, 20178:00pm

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts

The innovative ensemble Sō Percussion explores America’s fraught relationship with guns in this theatrically staged concert.

Taking mallets to disassembled sniper rifles and assorted drums, the musicians serve as Greek chorus, commenting instrumentally on sung and spoken texts drawn from the nightmares and nostalgia of armed experiences. Obie-winning director Ain Gordon and choreographer Emily Johnson give depth to this probing work.

– program notes by the MASS MoCA