For 20 years and counting, Sō Percussion has redefined chamber music for the 21st century through an “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam” (New Yorker). They are celebrated by audiences and presenters for a dazzling range of work: for live performances in which “telepathic powers of communication” (New York Times) bring to life the vibrant percussion repertoire; for an extravagant array of collaborations in classical music, pop, indie rock, contemporary dance, and theater; and for their work in education and community, creating opportunities and platforms for music and artists that explore the immense possibility of art in our time.

Forbidden Love

Released: August 19, 2022
Label: Cantaloupe Music
Composer: Julia Wolfe

Let the Soil Play its Simple Part

Released: June 25, 2021
Label: Nonesuch Records
Artists: Caroline Shaw, So Percussion

A Record Of ...

Released: January 29, 2021
Label: Brassland
Artists: Buke & Gase, So Percussion

Narrow Sea

Released: January 22, 2021
Label: Nonesuch Records
Composer: Caroline Shaw

Songs that are Hard to Sing

Released: November 15, 2019
Label: New Amsterdam Records
Composer: Dan Trueman

Drumming LIVE

Released: January 27, 2017
Label: Dog w/a Bone
Composer: Steve Reich

Color Theory

Released: April 14, 2017
Label: XAS Records
Composers: Steven Mackey, Ken Ueno, Stratis Minakakis

Drumkit Quartets

Released: February 26, 2016
Label: Cantaloupe Music
Composer: Glenn Kotche

Music for Wood and Strings

Released: May 19. 2015
Label: Brassland
Composer: Bryce Dessner


Released: October 28. 2014
Label: Cantaloupe Music
Composer: Bobby Previte

neither ANVIL nor PULLEY

Released: May 28. 2013
Label: Cantaloupe Music
Composer: Dan Trueman

Cage 100: Bootleg Series

Released: March 27. 2012
Label: Cantaloupe Music
Composers: John Cage, Cenk Ergun, Martin Schmidt, Jason Treuting

WTC 9/11

Released: September 11. 2011
Label: Nonesuch
Composer: Steve Reich


Released: January 25. 2011
Label: Cantaloupe Music
Composer: Paul Lansky

Treasure State

Released: June 8. 2010
Label: Cantaloupe Music
Artists: Matmos, So Percussion

Amid The Noise

Released: October 10. 2006
Label: Cantaloupe Music
Composer: Jason Treuting


American Flow

Percussion with tap dancing, beatboxing, breath art, and vocal percussion with special guest collaborators Shodekeh Talifero (breath artist) and Michael Love (tap artist).

Music On and Off the Page

Music from West Africa, Trinidad, India, and North America conceived and transmitted through oral instruction in collaboration with Olivia Tarpaga (Burkina Faso), Kendall K. Williams (Trinidad), Leilahua Lanzilotti, Caroline Shaw, and Vijay Iyer (USA).

Sō Percussion with Caroline Shaw

Julia Wolfe - Forbidden Love
Eric Cha-Beach - 4 + 9
Jason Treuting - Amid the Noise

When Performers Compose ... Brilliantly

Angélica Negrón- Inward Pieces
Nathalie Joachim - Note to Self
Bryce Dessner - Music for Wood and Strings

A John Cage Celebration

Sō's 2012 celebration of John Cage’s explosive legacy blew the roof off of Carnegie’s Zankel Hall! More than 10 years later, Sō has updated the program, which features both Cage’s work and that of current collaborators, to reflect both today’s interests and Cage’s timeless provocations. Favorite works such as the ultra-virtuosic, genre-defining Third Construction mix with ethereal chance-based pieces to express the range of Cage’s ideas.

Extended Repertoire List

Steve Reich
David Lang
Jason Treuting
Julia Wolfe
Kendall K. Williams
John Cage
Pauline Oliveros
Caroline Shaw
Steve Mackey