Sō Percussion

neither Anvil nor Pulley

For an exclusive preview of the album, head to Cantaloupe's SoundCloud page.

neither Anvil nor Pulley is a digital-only release, and is also available in several custom-designed packages (all with nAnP download card) exclusively from Cantaloupe Music

Sō Percussion's Josh Quillen explains each packaging option in this YouTube series:

repurposed LP

customized speaker driver

tether controllers

neither Anvil nor Pulley is, in short, a wordless musical epic that explores the man/machine relationship in the digital age. Composed by Dan Trueman, a Princeton music professor who co-founded the Princeton Laptop Orchestra and is a master of the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, the work was commissioned by So Percussion and calls for a "laptop/percussion quartet with turntable." It was first performed in Austin, Texas in March 2010, and eventually made its way to Carnegie's Zankel Hall in New York City, where the New York Times lauded the "dazzling results" of mixing "George Crumb's knack for unearthly timbres, Alvin Lucier's infinitesimally fine gradations of tone and the fierce creative audacity of Jimi Hendrix."

For a deeper look at the making of nAnP, download the FREE digital booklet here

For more information about the performers, visit the artist page for Sō Percussion.

May 28, 2013
Cantaloupe Music
Dan Trueman 
So Percussion