#37 Jason Treuting- Percussionist & Founding Member of Sō Percussion
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Happy Birthday to Johnny "Dandy" Rodriguez. The album we played in the background was the Allegre All-Stars "Te Invita" and you can check that out here, with the late great Frankie Malabe on congas (and Dandy on bongo).
Huge shoutout to Treeworks for the factory tour as well as bringing Damon's wind chimes back to life. He is slowly falling in love with the sound of wind chimes again.
Music news this week.....
The 6 Best Music Business Books as well as the blog Damon wrote about other books for the self employed musician. Episode #14 with Fausto Cuevas features a segment with Ari Herstand from the blog, Ari's Take, featuring his new book.
To get the straight line, over the "ō", then you need use the character palette or switch keyboard layouts to US Extended, where you type Option/alt + a, then o (or copy and paste it from a Google search).
This is where you can get the So Percussion Tote Bag.
Jason is originally from California, but currently resides in the NYC Metro area (actually in Princeton, NJ). You can read more about him here.
This is a good description of the Balinese Gamelan.
This is the Brooklyn Academy of Music, also known as BAM, where some of the performances that So Percussion does are held.
If you are interested in being an intern for So Percussion, you can click here. Below the bios, you can also see the team behind the machine which is the Not for Profit ensemble called So Percussion. This is some info on what qualifies for a Not for Profit organization 501c-3.
Nexus is one of the premier percussion ensembles that Jason refers to a few times and this is more on them.
If you are interested in SoSI (So Percussion Summer Institute), you can click here for more info and details on that. You can also check out other upcoming events as well as the Brooklyn Bound series. This is the band My Brightest Light featuring Shara Nova, that Jason mentions.
The music in the current rotation for Jason right now it mostly 80's rock/pop like Paul Simon, REM, B-52s, & Talking Heads are all mentioned.
Jason (and the So Percussion ensemble) uses Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets, Zildjian Cymbals, Pearl/Adams instruments, Remo Drumheads and Black Swamp Percussion exclusively. Here is the video Josh did on the woodblocks that Jason refers to.