So Percussion is an American percussion quartet based in New York City comprised of Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, Jason Treuting, and Eric Cha-Beach. Originally formed as students at the Yale School of Music, the quartet presents exciting new collaborative works to adventurous and curious audiences. Their aim? To “exemplify the power of music to unite people and forge deep social bonds.”
The group is known for its use of unusual and exotic instruments, including the glockenspiel, bowed marimba, aluminum pipes and an amplified cactus.
Performing “Music for Wood and Strings” by Bryce Dessner of The National, the quartet plays custom-made dulcimer-like instruments that combine the sound of an electric guitar with the percussionist’s toolkit to create a hypnotic effect.
‘Springs, for percussion quartet exercises the ability of percussion to work up kinetic energy through pattern repetition and to ‘spring’ into action.’ – Paul Lansky
Drumming, Music for Pieces of Wood, Clapping Music, Four Organs, Nagoya Marimbas