Taiko at CicLAvia
Sunday Oct 7 2012
10am – 12noon*
* Please check website on Saturday for possible updates
Join us next weekend at CicLAvia for experiments with the new taiko trailer!
For the last few months, we’ve been making a trailer that will allow us to play taiko while riding bikes. Assuming the final steps go well, it will be done by CicLAvia next Sunday. We’ll be riding it for the first time and trying out ideas for fun, festive music. Join us!
Exposition Park Hub (10am-ish) –> Little Tokyo (noon-ish)
Hiro and I will enter the CicLAvia course at the Exposition Park Hub (see http://www.ciclavia.org/next-event/ for map) at about 10am. We’ll start with a few taiko experiments at Exposition Park, ride a mile or so and try a few more, making our way to Little Tokyo for lunch at around noon. You can meet us at Exposition Park or along the route (Figueroa –> 7th –> Spring –> 1st). The total distance from Exposition Park to Little Tokyo is 5 miles. Parking is available in Explosition Park on Bill Robertson Lane.
The Long Haul:
Torrance (7am) –> Exposition Park Hub (10am-ish)
I’m also looking for brave souls that want to ride bikes with us from Torrance to CicLAvia. We’ll start at the GVJCI parking lot at 7am (1964 West 162nd Street, Gardena CA 90247) and slowly make our way north. Considering this is our first time, we might need help fixing technical challenges, lifting the trailer over curbs, etc. The total distance from Torrance to Exposition Park is 10 miles.
What to bring:
- bike or walking shoes (I assume we’ll travel slowly, so walking is okay too)
- musical ideas, new tradition ideas, etc!
- small, portable instrument?
- bike lock (during lunch)
Please let your taiko friends know about the get-together and drop me a line if you’ll be able to make it. This should be fun!
kris at OnEnsemble .dot. org