Music for Wood and Strings CD

Title: Music for Wood and Strings
Artists: Bryce Dessner and Sō Percussion
Format: CD
Release Date: May 19, 2015
Label: Brassland Records

01) Section 1
02) Section 2
03) Section 3
04) Section 4
05) Section 5
06) Section 6
07)  Section 7
08) Section 8
09) Section 9
10) Music For Wood And Strings (Reprise)

This shimmering 36-minute piece is performed by Sō Percussion on amplified, dulcimer-like “Chord Sticks” created by instrument builder Aron Sanchez of Buke and Gase. The sound is kaleidoscopic. Using sticks or violin bows, the players can sound either of two harmonies, or play individual strings, melodies, and drone tremolos. Music for Wood and Strings was commissioned by Carnegie Hall and premiered by Sō Percussion at Zankel Hall in 2013.