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How Matmos and Sō Percussion compose with cacti

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Sō Percussion

Sō Percussion

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Claudia Hansen

A bucket of water, a piece of sheet metal and a cactus. Just the average instrument checklist for “Treasure State,” a 2010 collaboration between the bands Matmos and Sō Percussion.

Performing live in the studio, they show Kurt Andersen how they use ordinary objects to make not-so-ordinary music.

Matmos and Sō Percussion's "Water"

Matmos and Sō Percussion's "Needles"

(Originally aired July 16, 2010)

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