Drumming LIVE

Drumming Live was recorded live in New York City at (Le) Poisson Rouge in 2013 at the Steve Reich Benefit Concert to support the Aldrich Museum. It features Steve Reich’s Drumming performed by acclaimed Brooklyn based quartet, Sō Percussion, and includes a 3+ minute version of Clapping Music, performed by Steve Reich and Sō Percussion. Drumming was premiered in 1971 at the Museum of Modern Art. It was the first large-scale piece that Reich wrote and is considered one of the first minimalist masterpieces. 45 years on, it continues to be a fascinating piece of work that keeps listeners intrigued and impressed. Sō Percussion are: Eric Cha-Beach, Adam Sliwinski, Jason Treuting, Josh Quillen; featuring on Percussion: Yumi Tamashiro, Mika Godbole, Amy Garapic, Victor Caccese, and Peter Dodds; featuring on vocals: Elizabeth Myers and Daisy Press; featuring on piccolo: Jessica Schmitz. The artwork is by Sol LeWitt, “Five Geometric Figures in Five Colors (S-56)” (1986). Liner notes written by Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize winning composer, David Lang. Lang from the liner notes: “Drumming asks for a kind of utopian community, in which a group of people come together without a conductor, building elegance and beauty out of the coordination of their intricate, intense, focused actions.”