Sō at the Royal Conservatory (Toronto)

January 19, 20198:00pm

Redefining the scope and vital role of the modern percussion ensemble, Sō Percussion performs Amid the noise by Jason Treuting alongside works by Vijay Iyer, Caroline Shaw, and Donnacha Dennehy.

Amid the noise is a patient study of musical spaces, using a few meaningful quotes for material and structure. Each piece is made up of a few layers of melody, harmony, drone, noise, and rhythm. Some of the elements are prescribed, but many are left open for the performer to explore.

Vijay Iyer: TORQUE (Canadian premiere)
Caroline Shaw: Taxidermy (Canadian premiere)
Donnacha Dennehy: Broken Unison (Canadian premiere)
Jason Treuting: Amid the noise (Canadian premiere)