So Percussion makes Music at Noon: The Logan Series debut on Oct. 13

So Percussion, the Edward T. Cone Ensemble-in-Residence at Princeton University for the 2011-12 academic year, will perform in Music at Noon: The Logan Series at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on Thursday, Oct. 13.

The dynamic drummers’ Erie performance takes place at noon in the McGarvey Commons of the Reed Union Building. Admission is free, and reserved parking will be available in the Reed Union Building lot.

Since 1999, So Percussion has been creating music that explores extremes of emotion and musical possibility. Called an “experimental powerhouse” by the Village Voice, “astonishing and entrancing” by Billboard Magazine, and “brilliant” by the New York Times, the Brooklyn-based quartet’s work has quickly helped it forge a unique and diverse career as both an educator and an innovator. The Boston Globe went so far as to describe the audience So Percussion draws to its concert and festival appearances as having “both kinds of blue hair…elderly matron here, arty punk there.”

So’s body of original work has resulted in exciting new projects such as the site-specific “Music For Trains” in southern Vermont and “Imaginary City,” a fully-staged sonic meditation on urban soundscapes commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music for the 2009 Next Wave Festival. So’s next percussion-theatrical project “where (we) live” will premiere in the fall of 2012.

Founded at Penn State Behrend by Warren philanthropist and arts advocate Kay Logan, the series’ unique musical outreach has been honored with an Adventurous Programming Award by Chamber Music America and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. The series receives major support from the Kay Logan Trust and additional funding from the Penn State Behrend Student Activity Fee, Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts and the Erie Arts Endowment of ArtsErie.

For more information about The Logan Series or So Percussion’s appearance, contact Logan Series Director Gary Viebranz at 814-898-6289 or email gav3@psu.edu.

 

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Last Updated October 05, 2011