Service and Community

Increasingly, Sō Percussion has come to define our mission in terms of service to our various overlapping communities. Although we embrace the traditional role of an arts organization as bringing the arts to diverse communities through education, we have also begun to pursue projects that provide direct service to those in need.

Brooklyn Bound

End Hunger NE

Carbon Offsets


Brooklyn Bound

Now in its third year, Brooklyn Bound is a popular new program of concerts at the Sō studio in Brooklyn. Casual and intimate, the Brooklyn Bound concerts feature emerging ensembles from our local scene. The groups are encouraged to try out new material, experiment, or just get another performance under their belt.

We also use these concerts as workshops as we develop new projects.

All performances at 8pm.

Thursday, September 29 – SR9 Trio

SR9 Trio’s Program will include:
– Sinfonia (JS Bach)
– French Overture Extracts (JS Bach)
– Twins Peak (Pierre Jodlowski)
– Ceci n’est pas une balle (Cie Kahlua)
– Konvulson (Camille Rocailleux)

Thursday, November 3 – An Evening Curated by Yumi Tamashiro

Echo Artifact and a solo set by Matt Finch

For more information see event details here.

Thursday, December 8 – TAK Ensemble and Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk)

Thursday, February 23 – Long Leash, a solo set by Angélica Negrón, and Tigue

Thursday, March 30 – Sandbox Percussion

Thursday, April 20 – Ji Hye Jung with Sō Percussion

first come first served
$10 suggested donation

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

email Yumi Tamashiro for more information.

End Hunger NE

Inspired by Sō member Josh Quillen’s experience volunteering at his wife Stephanie’s church, we produced our first food-packing service event at SōSI 2015 through the amazing organization End Hunger NE.

E-b9db076a7f4ebbe7nlisting the help of our festival participants, in one afternoon we packed over 25,000 meals for the Mercer County Crisis Center, a vital charity in the Princeton area.

The Times of Trenton had a wonderful write-up HERE.

We plan to make this day of service an annual tradition at SōSI, and this year’s event has already been scheduled for July 17, 2016.


Carbon Offsets

Touring is our lifeblood, but it is also carbon-intensive. Every conscientious musician grapples with this reality. To do our part in moving towards a sustainable future, Sō has begun to invest in carbon offsets. Last year we covered two months of touring by purchasing from Native Energy.

A carbon offset is a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions that is not required by law and would not have happened without financial support from the carbon offset market.

Through the strategic use of carbon offsets, NativeEnergy helps businesses and corporations meet their sustainability goals.


So Percussion is committed to ensuring that every performance is ADA accessible.  We work with the venues at which we perform to provide wheelchair accommodations, assistive listening devices, and reserved parking.

If you have any questions about accessibility options for a particular event, please contact or call (646) 926-2330.