Drumming, Part Four

So Percussion

Drumming is a piece that audiences never had to learn to like. At its premiere in 1971, after a hypnotically rhythmic performance delivered by a crew of 13 musicians, the audience was on its feet. The work remains a defining pinnacle in Western composition to this day. On this fresh recording of the minimalist classic, So Percussion maintains their reputation for performances of striking depth and precision that takes the concept of drumming way beyond keeping the beat.

—MS