Sound For the Organization of Society is a creative music ensemble founded in New Orleans in 2004. The group plays original music by all of its members, and presents works which equally balance composition and improvisation. The music draws from a variety of traditions and musical styles: jazz, classical, the avant-garde, and various ethnic musics. The unusual instrumentation of the band mirrors variety of its members, who hail from various cities across the U.S. and Europe and have wide-ranging backgrounds from classical composition and performance to rock and free jazz. These disparate styles and the unique instrumentation lead to a distinctive and intriguing group sound.
The band was originally organized in 2004 for a concert at Loyola University New Orleans. After several successful performances, planning began for an album, but the project was interrupted by Hurricane Katrina, which scattered the band members across the country. They were able to reconvene in May of 2006 in New Orleans to record “India and Africa”, their first album, which was released in June 2007, along with performances and further recording in Portland, OR. Although the band members are currently living in various cities around the world, a second album and performances for Summer 2008 are currently being organized.