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

HPRIZM aka HIGH PRIEST
Beth Meyers
Iarla Ó Lionáird
Sō Percussion

JaW Percussion
MEDIAQUEER
Secret Drum Band

Upcoming Shows


Thursday, September 17, 2020
All performances will be live streamed on the Sō Percussion Facebook page, and on the Sō YouTube channel at 7:00pm (ET).

HPRIZM aka HIGH PRIEST

HPRIZM aka HIGH PRIEST (Music Producer) Professionally known as -Hprizm is an American Avant-Garde Artist, Composer, New Media artist and Performer whose work spans performance art, pop music and multimedia projects. Formally trained as a visual artist, Prizm, later developed from the axis of poetry, hip hop and the experimental arts community of the Lower East Side in the Early Nineties. Noted for evoking images of “Sun Ra and Africa Bambatta at once…” (Jesse Sewer XL8R Magazine) Austin is the founding member of the critically acclaimed Hip Hop collective, the Antipop Consortium and cited figure in the Afrofuturist canon. With a career that spans the last 20 years, Prizm has shared the stages with a wide array of artists ranging from The Roots, Radiohead and, MFDoom to Matthew Shipp, Vijay Iyer and Steve Lehman. As a composer his pieces have been presented in The Whitney (NYC) The Guggenheim, PS1/Moma The Walker Museum, The New Museum, Cal Arts as well as the Mazzoli Gallery (ITALY) As the Creative Director of PRIZMLABS his recent client base includes
Kehinde Wiley, Simone Leigh, Moor Mother, Ursula Rucker, The Barnes Center (Philadelphia) Bahamadia, & The Banff Center, Meredith Monk, The Sō Percussion Ensemble, Loris Greaud, Snorks (feat. David Lynch and Charlotte Rampling) amongst others.

Read more about HPRIZM!

Beth Meyers

Beth is a true performer of the 21st century. A day’s work might find her writing original music for her indie-neo-folk band Damsel with bandmate Monica Mugan; playing viola in the Princeton Symphony Orchestra; writing string arrangements for a Regina Spektor appearance on late night TV; performing and writing with her partner, Jason Treuting; singing the music of Steve Reich with So Percussion; recording strings alongside such artists as Björk, The National, and Sufjan Stevens; performing contemporary avant-garde chamber music with ensembles like Alarm Will Sound; or playing in the pit of the Broadway musical, Wicked.

Her passion for singing has also led her to specialize in straight-tone, rhythmic singing, and the music of Steve Reich. Beth’s vocals can be heard on “The Desert Music” with Alarm Will Sound (Cantaloupe Records 2002) as well as a more recent live album of “Drumming” with So Percussion at Le Poisson Rouge (Dog W/A Bone 2016).

Read more about Beth!

Iarla Ó Lionáird

Iarla Ó Lionáird has carved a long and unique career in music both internationally and in Ireland. From his iconic early recording of the vision song “Aisling Gheal” as a young boy to his ground breaking recordings with Dublin’s Crash Ensemble and New York’s Alarm will Sound, he has shown a breadth of artistic ambition that sets him apart in the Irish Music fraternity. Preferring not be categorized, his performances and recorded output follows an ambitious arc that challenges musical identity. But there’s no doubt he is one of our most distinctive voices. Distinctive voices are always a welcome arrival, regardless of the orbits they choose, and Iarla Ó Lionáird’s is one that ventures far beyond the boundaries of any one genre: a defiantly unclassifiable sound.

A twice Grammy nominated artist, Ó Lionáird has worked with a stellar cast of composers internationally including Donnacha Dennehy, Dan Trueman, Nico Muhly, Gavin Bryars and David Lang and he has performed and recorded with such luminaries as Peter Gabriel, Nick Cave, Robert Plant and Sinead O’Connor. His unique singing style has carried him to stages and concert halls all over the world, from New York’s Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House and beyond. His voice has graced the silver screen also, with film credits extending from “The Gangs of New York” to “Hotel Rwanda” and most recently as featured vocalist in the film “Calvary” starring Brendan Gleeson and featured singer in the film “Brooklyn” starring Saoirse  Ronan. He is the vocalist with the critically acclaimed Irish /American band “The Gloaming.”

Read more about Iarla!

Sō Percussion

Sō Percussion’s performance will include select movements 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