Sō Percussion at Summer Nostos Festival (Greece)

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 8:00pm

As far as recommendations for the Sō Percussion quartet are concerned, one needn’t go further than The New Yorker magazine, which described an evening with them as “an exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam.” At the Summer Nostos Festival, this quartet’s unbridled imagination and impetuous creativity leads to new sound experiences and will make the audience smile in the way the New York Times describes: “Υou found yourself smiling in a quiet amazement that could verge on disbelief. Sometimes this had to do with a sound whose origin you simply could not determine.”

Their repertoire covers a very wide range and includes seminal 20th century works by Iannis Xenakis, John Cage, and Steve Reich, as well as their own compositions. Sō Percussion have essentially redefined the role and scale of a percussion ensemble through their 16 albums, world tours, pioneering collaborations and the ambitious educational programs in which they participate. The members of Sō Percussion say: “We no longer need or want to locate ourselves as part of a tiny niche of classical music. Nearly twenty years after our first rehearsal, we are limited only by our imaginations—and by gear.”

Stavros Niarchos Hall GNO