Brooklyn Bound

The loft scene is alive!

Now in its sixth year, Brooklyn Bound is a popular series of concerts at Sō’s working studio in the Navy Yard section of Brooklyn. Casual and intimate, the concerts feature us and emerging ensembles from our local scene.

New in 2019, the Brooklyn Bound Podcast! Check it out below on this page. Episodes 1-3 are hosted by group member Jason Treuting.

Brooklyn Bound is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

2019-2020 Artists

Petra Elek
Mike Marcinowski and Rachel Sigrid Freeburg Duo
The Bergamot Quartet

Damsel
Andē
Matt Evans

Upcoming Shows


October 15, 2019
Doors at 7:45pm

Learn more about our artists through the Brooklyn Bound Podcast above each bio! Jason Treuting interviews each of this week’s artists prior to their appearance at Brooklyn Bound.

Featuring: Petra Elek, Jon Collazo, Mike Marcinowski, and Bergamot Quartet with Terry Sweeney!

SPECIAL PODCAST: Joan Tower

Jason talks with the legendary composer Joan Tower, whose work is featured on this Brooklyn Bound. For an even more in-depth look at Joan’s life and work, check out Josh Quillen’s episode of his podcast “Concert Honesty” featuring Joan.

Petra Elek

Petra Elek, a member of the Bard College Conservatory of Music class of 2016, completed her Master of Music degree at California State University, Long Beach, in May 2018. She has studied with the former principal percussionist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Edward Atkatz, members of So Percussion, and Géza Bánky at Secondary School of Arts in Pécs,
Hungary. She won first place in the College Solo and College Ensembles Divisions as
part of the University Percussion Group at Long Beach, at the CA Percussive Arts
Society Solo and Ensemble Competition in 2017. She is now in her second year of the
Conservatory’s Advanced Performance Studies Program. She enjoys playing contemporary music as well as working with living composers.

Mike Marcinowski and Rachel Sigrid Freeburg Duo 

This emerging dance and sound design duo was formed as a vehicle to explore imaginary landscapes through composition and improvisation. The group’s work is centered around the boundaries between human experience and technological or societal limits. Both Rachel and Mike are transplants, artists and educators now living in New York City.

Mike Marcinowski is a drummer and composer from Massachusetts. He has had the pleasure to play music in basements, dive bars and some of the finest venues in NYC.

Rachel Sigrid Freeburg is a dance artist and educator from Wisconsin. Most recently, her work has been shown through Movement Research at Judson Church and her collaborations with s.lumbert through Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and the Work-Up residency at Gibney Dance.

Read more about Mike and Rachel!

Bergamot Quartet with Terry Sweeney

Founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 2016, the Bergamot Quartet (Ledah Finck and Sarah Thomas, violins; Amy Tan, viola; and Irene Han, cello) is dedicated to interpreting the music of living composers. Recent projects include taking part in the Kronos Quartet’s Fifty for the Future masterclass series, performances of Anthony Cheung’s Real Book of Fake Tunes with flutist Claire Chase and participating in the Quatuor Diotima Academy in Noirlac, France, the Next Festival of Emerging Artists and the Evolution of the String Quartet at the Banff Centre.

We will be playing Felipe Lara’s Corde Vocale and premiering excerpts of Ledah Finck’s In The Brink with guest percussionist Terry Sweeney, recently commissioned by New Music USA.

Read more about Bergamot Quartet HERE!

Terry Sweeney is an avid chamber musician and collaborator. Terry is a member of Sandbox Percussion, HOWL, The Percussion Collective, and quaquaqua. With Sandbox, Terry has performed over 150 concerts across the United States. Some recent projects with Sandbox include QUIXOTE – a multi-year collaboration with the theatrical ensemble HOWL, a world premiere with Andy Akiho and The Industry opera company in Los Angeles, a collaboration with choreographer Brian Brooks and his dance company, and the world premiere of a concerto by Viet Cuong with the Albany Symphony.

As an educator, Terry is currently a visiting artist at UMass Amherst, directs the percussion studies for the Yellow Barn Young Artist Program, teaches at the Dwight School in Manhattan, and co-directs the NYU-Sandbox Seminar. Terry holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory and the Yale School of Music and endorses Vic Firth sticks and mallets, Remo drumheads, Pearl/Adams Musical Instruments, Black Swamp accessories, and Zildjian Cymbals.

Read more about Terry Sweeney HERE!

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Sō Percussion studio
20 Grand Ave, #205, Brooklyn
(between Flushing and Park)

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"There Might Be Others" by Dan Trueman and Rebecca Lazier

Previous Performers on Brooklyn Bound:

Alex Appel
Angelica Negron
Anna Wray

Annika Socolofsky
Ashley Fure
Bora Yoon
Cenk Ergun

Cisum Percussion
Charmaine Lee
Clara Warnaar
Damsel

Dan Trueman
David Degge

Dither Quartet
Echo Artifact

Emily Johnson

Empyrean Atlas
ensemble, et al

Evan Chapman
Excelsis Percussion

Fusilier
Iktus Percussion

Jason Treuting
Jeff Snyder
Jeremy Malvin

Ji-Hye Jung

Joy on Fire
Kaoru Watanabe
Kid Millions

Leah Asher
Llama/Lama

Long Leash

Lucy Dhegrae
Mantra Percussion
MrE
Mobius Percussion

M.O.T.H.

Neutrals

Palladium Percussion

Pascal Le Beouf

Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk)

Sandbox Percussion
Sirius String Quartet
Square Peg Round Hole

SR9 Trio

TAK Ensemble

Tanner Porter
TIGUE

Ursula Eagly