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 in New York city in January, with jolly taikoist and flutist extraordinaire, Kaoru Watanabe. APAP is massive and daunting. The guys from On Ensemble have been to APAP several times, so I am happy to let them guide the way.
Following NYC, we head back to very familiar territory in Montreal for a workshop and a mini-concert/ video-shoot at Timpano Percussion headquarters, January 19th. We’ll be shooting a spanking new promotional video, and we’re looking forward to having an enthusiastic crowd at the event (more details soon)!
Finally, Kristopher Bergstrom and I will be teaching at the 2013 East Coast Taiko Conference at Brown University, Rhode Island, February 1-2-3. Kris is a great instructor and I am hoping to be able to sit-in on one of his classes. For my part, I’ll be focusing on chappa and katsugi-daiko again this year at the conference.