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New Duo Videos with Kaoru Watanabe

Happy to share the first video from our session, July 10th, 2014: Kaoru Watanabe and I improvise, featuring a beautiful hamon set (created by Teppei Saito), gong, and bells. Audio and video by John Klepko, recorded at Timpano Percussion. Stay   More…

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New Recordings: Game Music, Film Music, CDs and Videos

It’s happened regularly over the past several years that I’m asked to participate in recording sessions for video games. I’m fairly ignorant of which games are successful or popular and which are not, but it is a kind of thrill   More…

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LATI, WTG, On Ensemble & Los Angeles

I had a wonderful time this past week in Los Angeles. I spent some quality time with Kris Bergstrom of On Ensemble and the recently established Los Angeles Taiko Institute working on a new taiko-oriented arrangement of my composition ‘King   More…

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Brooklyn & Bremen

April is a busy month, with two exciting trips in the works. First off is a visit to Brooklyn, to teach at Kaoru Watanabe’s Taiko Center, April 11-12-13. I’ll be sharing a weekend intensive program with the fantastic taiko artist   More…

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2013 starts with On Ensemble!

As 2012 comes to an end, I am really looking forward to seeing and playing with my friends from Los Angeles, On Ensemble, in early 2013. Gonna be a groovy start to the new year. We’ll be showcasing at APAP   More…

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March Taiko Travels

I am looking forward to traveling to the US in March for two events. I will be instructing a combined chappa and katsugi-daiko workshop at my good friend Kaoru Watanabe‘s taiko centre in Brooklyn (NY) on March 28th. The workshop   More…

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