This coming Sunday, June 26, 2011 some friends and I will be debuting a festival-inspired piece. It’s a 12-minute bonanza of every slant-drum idea we’ve had over the last two years. It’s been one of the most exciting things I’ve worked on this year and I’m really looking forward to the performance. It’ll be our first time performing it so it’ll be rough around the edges but there are no less than a dozen new movements and concepts on debut. See Double Rainbow, Spark, Swoon, Offset Murder, She Wrote, Fricassee, Fricashime, Donzoko Scramble, Bullet Points, straight-ji nidan, and backup singers with a stepping groove — performed for the first time! I’m really lucky to be joined by some of the most enthusiastic bon-taiko players in Los Angeles: Jen Baik, David Wells, Masato Baba, Candice Shikai, Janet Hwu, Liz Ishida, Darren Endo, and Yuri Yoshida. This is going to be fun!!!
JCI Carnival new piece debut
Sunday, June 26, 2011
2pm ~ 2:15pm
free, outdoor community festival
Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute
1964 W. 162nd St. Gardena CA 90247
JCI Carnival flyer PDF