Meditative shakuhachi and thunderous odaiko drums; Japanese music with an Australian twist when Taikoz performs with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
From the meditative sounds of the flute-like shakuhachi and shinobue to the thunder of the odaiko drums – Japanese instruments combine with a Western symphony orchestra in music that’s primal and extraordinary. In this concert, highlights from Britten’s Balinese ballet The Prince of the Pagodas provide the connecting thread, interwoven with Eastern soundscapes performed by Taikoz and their guests. Then sound realms will merge in a bold new work for Taikoz and the SSO by Lachlan Skipworth, an Australian composer deeply influenced by the music of Japan.
Shakuhachi player Riley Lee explains how listening to music can be one of the most effective stress-relievers.Read More
Taikoz Artistic Director Ian Cleworth talks about performing with his 'old band' and studying in Japan and what drew him to taiko.Read More