Interview with Sō Percussion

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 20, 2023 - 10:30am
So Percussion

Join DJs Velvet Einstein and Zabardast on Thursday, April 20th @ 10:30am when they host NYC percussion quartet, Sō Percussion, for a live in-studio interview and short performance ahead of their appearance at Zellerbach Hall for Cal Performances later the same evening.

Sō Percussion is a leading percussion quartet and nonprofit organization that fosters, creates, and presents adventurous new work with a unique focus on collaboration. Fueled by a belief in the unifying power of music, Sō Percussion brings the joy, curiosity, and inherent connectivity of percussion in all its forms to an ever broader audience.

The group’s concert for Cal Performances features Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw as guest vocalist, in the West Coast premiere of a luminous new set of 10 songs Shaw co-composed with the members of the quartet. Let the Soil Play Its Simple Part, an exploration of soil cultivation as a metaphor for creativity and collaboration, exploits Shaw’s remarkable ear for melody and harmony and Sō’s playful sense of rhythmic invention. The artists draw inspiration from James Joyce, ABBA, American roots music, plainchant, Christian hymns, and stories from the Old Testament.

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez