Matmos and So Percussion

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Matmos and So Percussion (Blasthaus/flickr)

On Sunday, September 26 at 2pm, Q2 invites you to listen to a collaboration of Baltimore's head-bopping experimentalists, Matmos, and Brooklyn's avant-classical percussion mainstay, So Percussion. Recorded at a concert at Le Poisson Rouge on June 8, 2010 they present material from their recent album, Treasure State, which pairs uncompromised sonic creativity with primal rhythmic expression. Coming from disparate musical backgrounds, the two groups form a gestalt that exploits the common ground between electronic and acoustic textures.

Rocketed into the indie mainstream by their collaboration with Björk, Matmos creates music which melds instrumental hip hop and the avant-garde, with much of their work featuring sampled sounds never heard before. Nothing is off limits -- not even the sampled sounds of liposuction surgery and catis needles.

Already working with composers like Steve Reich, David Lang, and Arvo Pärt, So Percussion is one of today's most in-demand percussion ensembles. Not surprisingly, royalty likes to marry other royalty, and So's alignment with electronic music bigwigs Matmos and Dan Deacon form a remarkable dynasty.

Michael Semensohn
Matmos and So Percussion
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Michael Semensohn
Matmos and So Percussion
Michael
Matmos and So Percussion
Michael Semensohn
Matmos and So Percussion
Michael Semensohn
Matmos and So Percussion
Michael Semensohn
Matmos and So Percussion
http://www.flickr.com/photos/michael-semensohn/4688184997/in/set-72157624121956375/
Michael Semensohn
Matmos and So Percussion

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Comments [2]

Raymond-

If past is a prologue , then yes, it will be there. There is tons of stuff archived. E.g., check out "Cued Up on Q2", dig around the Q2 web site pages, there is a lot of stuff.

Sep. 26 2010 09:11 AM
Raymond from WPB

Is there chance that in the future a link to listen to the program could be included in the article for any of us who might not get a chance to catch the live Q2 stream?

A few of Nico Muhly's choral programs even offered the opportunity to download the program. This was much appreciated. I wonder if Q2 will ever standardize such offerings?

Sep. 25 2010 08:20 AM

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