Brooklyn based quartet Sō Percussion (Eric Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, and Jason Treuting) collaborate with composer Dan Trueman on their newest album, neither Anvil nor Pulley. They experiment with different ways of creating sound, using a turntable, a laptop and various gadgets like a video game controller. The result is a piece in five acts, composed with, rather than for the quartet. We have Eric from Sō Percussion and Dan in the studio to talk about their project and some quirky details of the album.
Act 1: Another Wallflower [from Long Ago]
Act 2: 120bpm [or, What is zour Metronome Thinking?]
Act 3: A Cow Call [Please oh Please Come Home!]
Act 4: Feedback [in Which a Famous Bach Prelude Becomes Ill-Tempered]
Act 5: Hang Dog Springar [a Slow Dance]