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 unique and unusual instruments and combinations of sounds. This new video features a drum that […]
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 Worm’. Kris is going to be using the piece as teaching (and potentially also performance) […]
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 […]
Pleased to announce a special new project for this year’s Festival des traditions du monde de Sherbrooke: I am will be performing in a new quartet with Montreal’s Ignatius Kim, and two visitors from NYC, Barbara Merjan and my good friend and distinguished musician, Kaoru Watanabe.
Very excited about putting this music together.
Join us in Sherbrooke, if you can!
On August 10th, New York city based flutist and taiko artist Kaoru Watanabe will be visiting Montreal for a special event at Timpano-Percussion. Kaoru will instruct a taiko workshop open to the general public and we will do a short concert performance later in the evening, along with Barbara Merjan, taiko player from New York. This is a rare chance to experience the basics of Japanese drumming from one of North America’s best.
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I am very excited to be participating in the 2012 Eastern Taiko Conference. I will be teaching two workshops, on the topics of chappa playing and lateral drumming/ katsugi-daiko, as well as performing in concert at the conference with good friends On Ensemble and Kaoru Watanabe.
Should be great fun! Visit the conference site here for more details.
UPDATE: I have recorded some rhythm sketches on chappa and katsugi oke-daiko in advance of the upcoming workshops. Check-out the video clip here.
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 will introduce participants to the basics of both chappa and katsugi-daiko playing, as well as […]