Monday, June 24, 2013
From the New Sounds Live concert series recorded in 2012, listen to some distinctly oddball works by Jason Treuting (of So Percussion) and Nick Zammuto (ex The Books) on this program. There’s a multi-media work based around an instructional video for autoharp, a work involving a spelling bee, and a bucolic piece revolving around a slideshow of rude gestures.
Friday, June 07, 2013
Listen to ensemble pieces which incorporate or draw from the folk music of several different parts of the world on this New Sounds program. There’s music by the Alaev Family band from Tajikistan collaborating with Israeli musician Tamir Muskat from the band Balkan Beat Box. Also, hear music that simulates the sound of Norwegian folk fiddling. It’s the work of Princeton University professor Dan Trueman, founder of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra and a Norwegian hardanger fiddle specialist together with So Percussion.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Jason Treuting, the percussionist/composer -along with his mallets, sticks, and music - certainly gets around. Treuting has made music with and for So Percussion, the Swedish folk-instrument wielding QQQ, the electronica duo Matmos, the Zappa-jazzy band Kneebody, and the guitarist/composer Steve Mackey, to name a few. On this New Sounds, listen to music featuring Jason Treuting as soloist, collaborator, and composer. There’s also music from multi-instrumentalist/composer Nick Zammuto, co-founder of the sonically and visually innovative duo the Books.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Hear some percussion-centered works on this New Sounds show. There's the Los Angeles-based Ironworks Percussion Duo playing a work for vibraphone and steel drum by Missy Mazzoli. We'll also hear music by composer and steel pan virtuoso Andy Akiho, along with something from bagpiper/composer Matthew Welch's band Blarvuster, an outfit that somehow pulls in Balinese/Indonesian gamelan, Celtic influences, & minimalist licks.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
For this New Sounds, listen to music from the band itsnotyouitsme, where Grey McMurray is the guitar-playing half and Caleb Burhans is the violin-playing half. Hear them as that duo, and separately with some of their other projects. One of these is a collaborative work between So Percussion and Grey McMurray called “Where (we) Live.” This series of songs is about each members' personal homes, the artistic home when they join forces, and then a questioning of all these homes by purposefully inviting the unknown to “come on over.”
Sunday, August 19, 2012
This New Sounds is chock-a-block full of unusually textured new music, featuring some percussion-based works and other recent arrivals which may or may not incorporate wind families of clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, and then add to that hammered dulcimer, zither, marimba and/or accordion.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
From the New Sounds Live Concert Series, we'll hear part of Bobby Previte's "Terminals," a set of five pocket concertos for five different soloists and orchestra, which had its premiere exactly one month ago tonight at Merkin Hall as part of the closing concert of the Ecstatic Music Festival. So Percussion is the "orchestra" for these works, which left space for the soloists to bring their own improvising voices to the work — voices that Previte knows well from years of collaboration with each.
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Hear fragile and glassy music on this New Sounds program, including low-fi, 1-bit electronic music by New York-based composer Tristan Perich. Listen to the collision of math, physics, and code, in Perich’s “Observations,” for two crotales. (Incidentally, 1-bit is the lowest possible digital representation of audio.) Then there’s also music by Michael Hearst (he of One Ring Zero), from his latest, “Songs for Unusual Creatures.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Hosted by Q2 Music's Phil Kline, the opening night of the 2012 Look & Listen Festival offered an array of percussive fireworks for marimba, Mbira, vibraphone and more, led by the evening's curators, So Percussion.
Monday, April 02, 2012
The New Canon is back with a new format, focusing on new releases. Up first: A beguiling Anna Clyne, a visual quartet from Louis Andriessen, choral fixation from Jennifer Higdon and a Cage extravaganza courtesy of So Percussion.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
From the New Sounds Live concert series recorded last month, listen to some distinctly oddball works by Jason Treuting (of So Percussion) and Nick Zammuto (ex The Books) on this program. There’s a multi-media work based around an instructional video for autoharp, a work involving a spelling bee, and a bucolic piece revolving around a slideshow of rude gestures.
Friday, March 09, 2012
For Maverick Mixtapes, we asked musicians from different musical backgrounds to curate an hour of music that they deemed best fit the ideal of an "American Maverick." Today's featured group is the Brooklyn-based new-music ensemble So Percussion.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
It's that time again for the monthly program of new releases. John Schaefer picks through the bucketloads of CDs, the lone limited edition LP (So Percussion Cage bootlegs!) and scrolls through the downloads (and their cryptic notes) that have flooded his inbox to find new releases worthy of showcasing in tonight's program.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Jason Treuting, the percussionist/composer -his mallets, sticks, and music - certainly get around. Treuting has made music with and for So Percussion, the Swedish folk-instrument wielding QQQ, the electronica duo Matmos, the Zappa-jazzy band Kneebody, and the guitarist/composer Steve Mackey, to name a few. On this New Sounds, listen to music featuring Jason Treuting as soloist, collaborator, and composer. There’s also music from multi-instrumentalist/composer Nick Zammuto, co-founder of the sonically and visually innovative duo the Books.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Nick Zammuto of The Books and Jason Treuting (pictured) of So Percussion break away from their bands for an evening of spelling bees, homemade videos and fantastically-textured music, joined by janus, guitarist Grey McMurray and vocalist Daisy Press.