Brooklyn Bound

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.

Interested in performing on Brooklyn Bound? Apply Here


The Brooklyn Bound Podcast

with Jason Treuting

navigate the playlist by clicking in the upper right hand corner of the video


2020-2021 Artists

Matchstick Percussion
Francesca McNeeley
Kendall Williams
Sō Percussion

Raquel Acevedo Klein
Pathos Trio
Sō Percussion

Bergamot Quartet
Kendall Williams
Sō Percussion

Arone Dyer
Adam Tendler
Sō Percussion

Shodekeh
Soo Yeon Lyuh
Sō Percussion

Stephanie Lamprea
Elijah Daniel Smith
Nina Dante
Sō Percussion

HPRIZM aka HIGH PRIEST
Beth Meyers
Iarla Ó Lionáird
Sō Percussion

JaW Percussion
MEDIAQUEER
Secret Drum Band

Upcoming Shows


Thursday, April 15, 2021
All performances will be live-streamed on the Sō Percussion Facebook page, and on the Sō YouTube channel at 7:00pm (ET).

Matchstick Percussion

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!

Francesca McNeeley

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.

Read more about Francesca!

Kendall Williams

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

Sō Percussion will perform selections from Jason Treuting’s Go Placidly With Haste.

Read more about Sō Percussion!

 

$10 suggested donation.

 

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

Previous Performers on Brooklyn Bound:

Aaron Edgecomb
Alex Appel
Alex Dowling
Andē
Angelica Negron
Anna Wray

Annika Socolofsky
Arx Duo
Ashley Fure
Aynsley Vandenbroucke
Bergamot Quartet
Bora Yoon
Caroline Shaw
Cenk Ergun

Cisum Percussion
Charmaine Lee
Clara Warnaar
Damsel

Dan Trueman
David Degge

Dither Quartet
Echo Artifact

Emily Johnson

Emma O’Halloran
Empyrean Atlas
ensemble, et al

Evan Chapman
Excelsis Percussion

Forever House
Fusilier
Iktus Percussion

Jason Treuting
Jeff Snyder
Jenny Beck
Jeremy Malvin

Ji-Hye Jung

Joy on Fire
Kaoru Watanabe
Kendall Williams
Kid Millions

Lainie Fefferman

Leah Asher
Llama/Lama

Long Leash

Lucy Dhegrae
Mantra Percussion

Matt Evans
Matt Overbay
Mike Marcinowski
MrE
Mobius Percussion

M.O.T.H.

Neutrals

Palladium Percussion

Pascal Le Beouf

Petra Elek
Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk)

Rachel Sigrid Freeburg
Russell Fisher
Sandbox Percussion
Sirius String Quartet
Square Peg Round Hole

SR9 Trio

TAK Ensemble

Tanner Porter
TIGUE

Travis LaPlante
Troika
Ursula Eagly


Previous Brooklyn Bound Podcast episodes:

1 – Damsel

2 – Ande (Andrea Tafelski)

3 – Matt Evans

4 – Bergamot Quartet with Terry Sweeney

5 – Mike Marcinowski and Rachel Sigrid Freeburg Duo 

6 – SPECIAL PODCAST with Joan Tower

7 – Aynsely Vandenbroucke

8 – Aaron Edgcomb 

9 – Jenny Beck

10 – Lainie Fefferman

11 – Russell Fisher of MoRF percussion duo