Tag Archives: taiko

‘A Clutter of 7 Cats’- New Video

I’m happy to share a new solo percussion video, ‘A Clutter of 7 Cats’. This is part of the series of improvised solos that I started last year. The object of the recordings is to stretch my improvising muscle and showcase   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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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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Katsugi-daiko & Lateral Drumming

This workshop presents the student with all aspects of the Japanese katsugi-daiko (drums worn on a strap), as well as an approach to developing a hybrid style of lateral playing on any drum. Areas covered in the workshop include strap   More…

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Chappa

An introductory workshop to the Japanese cymbals known as chappa. Students learn grip, sound production, care of the chappa, and a variety of rhythms, ranging from Japanese traditional to odd meter patterns.

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