So Percussion
So Percussion

While best-known as guitarist in The National, Bryce Dessner is also a world-renowned composer as you might be aware. On that tip, he's curated a night at Gowanus Art+Production's Green House on September 25 featuring the So Percussion ensemble. The night includes a performance of Dessner's "Music for Wood and Strings" which he wrote specifically for So Percussion and which made its debut at Carnegie Hall last year. The night also features music by Steve Reich, and a work by Tristan Perich that includes a special appearance by the JACK QuartetTickets for the show are on sale now.

Dessner has also been working on a brand new orchestral composition to be premiered by the Los Angeles Philharmonic next May, as well as premiering his audiovisual collaborative work, Black Mountain Songs, in November at BAM's Next Wave Fest. Oh, and he's still working on that Grateful Dead tribute album with The National.

Meanwhile, So Percussion have other dates as well. They'll perform John Cage's "We Are All Going in Different Directions" at Bard College on September 21. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed, along with a video of So Percussion performing with Dessner and Reich, below...


So Percussion - 2014 tour dates

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 7:30pm
Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University
Our first concert as performers-in-residence at Princeton
Bryce Dessner's "Music for Wood and Strings," as well as John Cage's foundational "Third Construction,"
Steve Reich's "Mallet Quartet," and our own music.

Sunday, September 21 - 3pm
The Fisher Center at Bard College
John Cage: "We Are All Going in Different Directions"
A celebration of Cage's legacy as part of our new "Branches" project at Bard

Thursday, September 25 - 8pm
GAP Presents! So Percussion
The Green Building
Brooklyn, NY
Bryce Dessner's "Music for Wood and Strings," Tristan Perich's "Sequential" with the JACK Quartet.

October 2 - 5
The North American Premiere of David Lang's "Man Made"
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles, CA

Tuesday, October 7 - 8pm
Green Umbrella: Percussion Marvels
Walt Disney Concert Hall
David Lang's "the so-called laws of nature," Michael Gordon's "Timber."

Friday, October 24 - 8pm
Cornell Concert Series
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Works by Cornell student composers and our own repertoire.

Sunday, October 26 - 3pm
Delaware County Community College
Media, PA

Friday, November 7 - 8:15pm
Musiek Gebouw Eindhoven
Eindhoven, NL
David Lang's "Man Made" with with André de Ridder and Residentie Orkest den Haag
Bryce Dessner's "Music for Wood and Strings"
Opening concert of the TROMP Percussion competition and festival

Friday, November 14 - 7pm
The Turku Philharmonic
David Lang's "man made"
Turku, FInland

Friday, November 21
The Percussive Arts Society International Convention
Indianapolis, IN

Saturday, November 29 - 8:15pm
Dr Anton Philipszaal
The Hague, NL
David Lang's "man made" with André de Ridder and Residentie Orkest

Sunday, November 30 - 8:15pm
De Doelen
Rotterdam, NL
David Lang's "man made" with André de Ridder and Residentie Orkest