Tuesday, March 20, 2012

So Percussion plays John Cage

The percussion ensemble So Percussion was on WNYC's Soundcheck yesterday and performed a version of John Cage's "Credo in Us". It really knocked me out! The collage effect of using an old turntable playing classical music combined with tightly executed ensemble drum passages, an early example of Cage's "chance procedures", created an incredible musical landscape.
You can hear the performance at Soundcheck's website. There's also an amusing video of John Cage playing an amplified cactus.
So Percussion is also performing as part of the American Mavericks series this week in NYC.

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