New on SymphonyNOW: Back to school with Sō Percussion

Posted on: April 27, 2012

Is Sō Percussion “settling down”? Hardly. But one could easily get that impression. The Brooklyn-based percussion quartet perhaps best known for such performance oddities as amplifying cactuses and playing suspended soda bottles has recently taken on a faculty posts at Bard Conservatory and Princeton University. Adam Sliwinski talks about training a new generation of musician-thinkers and working with living composers.

Also new this week, PBS arts programming hit hard by NEA funding cuts, and a fish-eye graphical score offers an interesting visual twist on Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.

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Posted April 27, 2012