‘Resonance’- New Improvising Project Video

More new video to share for the month of July. ‘Resonance’ is an solo improvisation featuring Japanese hand cymbals called chappa, part of my ongoing playlist of improvised solos.

I have been fascinated by chappa for a couple of decades, since hearing them used to brilliant effect by Kodo. In particular, ex-member  Ryutaro Kaneko is responsible for pioneering a new design and new techniques that helped push these little instruments to the forefront of the modern taiko ensemble.

I think the chappa blend wonderfully with other instruments as well so the percussion-kit used in this video includes a beautifully-made, extra-large Hamina davul crafted by Eckermann Drums, metal spring instruments, including a bell by Pete Engelhart, and various cymbals.