Bam Bam

Here’s a fun little profile on Brooklyn based beat keepers, So Percussion.  We kind of like their philosophy regarding the employment of unusual objects in the creation of music:

So Percussion is not aiming at genre-busting, [ensemble member Jason] Treuting explained, since “all the genres were busted a long time ago.” The group is focused now on getting more comfortable in its own skin. “We were flashy, but I don’t feel the need to be flashy all the time now,” he said. “We play David Lang because it’s an amazing experience and Xenakis for the same reason.”

“And then we play a cactus for 20 minutes for a different reason,” he added. “Not because the audience will say, ‘Wow, that’s the best cactus player I’ve ever heard,’ but because the sound is beautiful.”

Three cheers for subjectivity!


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