Great news! ShastaYama 2012 will be streaming live tomorrow!
Thanks to the hard work of John Cumming, Mario Rubio, Shinya, SnowCrest Internet, and others, the concert will be streamed live tomorrow night! This is our first attempt at live streaming, and the technical challenges are significant. But if everything continues to work through tomorrow evening, anyone with an internet connection will be able to see ShastaYama 2012!
John and Shinya have used a series of high-bandwidth repeaters to build a wireless link from the rustic Shastice Park venue to an internet provider in town. John will be managing a multi-camera shoot of the concert from where the data is converted to wireless, reflected off a scoreboard to a tiny clearing on a hill, and beamed down into town. It’s crazy, and ingenious.
The streaming video should be viewable on desktop as well as mobile devices (Android and iPhone) by visiting shastayama.com. The show starts at 6!
The concert preparations are coming along smoothly. Russel and Jeanne (Maz’ parents) are amazing at pulling this incredible event together. This year’s show is going to be particularly special, with Shasta Taiko debuting new pieces, San Jose Taiko playing two sets, and guest artists Michelle Fujii and Toru Watanabe. Maz and I will be debuting our new beginning section of Jack Bazaar.
If you’re anywhere near Mt Shasta, please come! ShastaYama is one of the best taiko events anywhere in the world. If attending isn’t an option, please tune in to the live stream!
Wish us luck!