The loft scene is alive!
Now in its seventh year, Brooklyn Bound is a popular series of concerts at Sō’s working studio in the Navy Yard section of Brooklyn. When social distance became a necessity, we decided to create a new version and transition to a fully virtual one. 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. Each batch of new episodes appears in the youtube playlist, which you can search on the upper right hand corner of the embedded video.
Brooklyn Bound is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
The Brooklyn Bound Podcast
with Jason Treuting
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Raquel Acevedo Klein
Soo Yeon Lyuh
Elijah Daniel Smith
HPRIZM aka HIGH PRIEST
Iarla Ó Lionáird
Secret Drum Band
Matchstick Percussion is a DC/Baltimore-based percussion quartet, consisting of members: Ben Hausman, Corey Sittinger, Malcolm Taylor, and Zach Wilson. We are dedicated to new music and contributing to the ever-growing percussion repertoire. We recognize that the field is still young and that we are able to help push the boundaries on how music is perceived. We look to bring diverse performances to a wide range of audiences, as well as promote and educate them about the field.
We believe in helping to build equitable and diverse relations within the music community. Because of this we look to present music from diverse composers, backgrounds, and musical styles, and incorporate and promote opportunity so that underrepresented artists and artists lacking favorable circumstances can help us grow the field of percussion. In time, we look to help set the precedent of modern percussion repertoire.
We strive to collaborate with musicians, artists, dancers, and other performers to create new and exciting experiences for our audience. As performers and educators, we seek to promote the unification of body and sound with our approach to health and longevity behind the instruments.
Read more about Matchstick Percussion!
Haitian-American cellist Francesca McNeeley has received critical acclaim as a collaborator and soloist and enjoys an eclectic career in the Boston area. She has premiered dozens of works, solo and chamber music—including pieces by John Harbison, Mark Neikrug, Augusta Read Thomas, and Joseph Phibbs. Recent musical collaborations have included performing as a soloist with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, and performing for the Kennedy Center as cellist with Castle of Our Skins. Frequent collaborations include appearances on the New Gallery Concert Series, the Celebrity Series of Boston, and the Archipelago Collective Chamber Music Festival in San Juan Island, WA. She has been invited to participate in various artist residencies at the Longy School of Music, Yellowbarn, the Grand Teton Music Festival, Marquette University, and Keene State College. She has performed with the Boston Symphony and Sarasota Orchestras, and can be heard on BMOP/sound with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.
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Having been born around the Trinidadian culture, Kendall Williams has adopted the country’s national instrument, the steel pan, from the age of four. After high school, he studied music performance at Florida Memorial University. Upon graduating, Kendall enrolled at NYU Steinhardt where he completed his Masters of Music in Theory and Composition. There he studied with Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe, and Rich Shemaria while actively participating in the NYU Steel band under artist-faculty member Josh Quillen.
In 2013, 2015, and 2017, he composed music for steel pan and contemporary ensemble for the annual Bang on A Can Marathon. In 2020 he wrote a solo composition for the Virtual Bang on A Can Marathon while performing as a soloist. Just before that, he was awarded the opportunity to work with the Brooklyn Philharmonic on a project that involved steel pan ensemble and orchestra.
This Brooklyn Bound will feature the premiere of a new work by Kendall performed by members of Sō Percussion, Matchstick Percussion, University of Akron, Bard Conservatory Percussion, and Sandbox Percussion.
Read more about Kendall Williams!
Sō Percussion will perform selections from Jason Treuting’s Go Placidly With Haste.
Previous Performers on Brooklyn Bound:
ensemble, et al
Joy on Fire
Pascal Le Beouf
Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk)
Rachel Sigrid Freeburg
Sirius String Quartet
Square Peg Round Hole
Previous Brooklyn Bound Podcast episodes: