I’ll be giving two workshops at the Kaoru Watanabe Taiko Center this Saturday April 5th. Space is limited and there are just a few spots left for the two workshops:
Lion Chant Workshop 1 : Interlocking Rhythms
This workshop will introduce participants to components of Shoji’s newest piece taiko composition: Lion Chant. Focusing on simple independence this workshop will focus on the timing and technique required for creating dense layers of interlocking rhythms. This workshop will also teach part of the structure of the piece Lion Chant and will lay the foundation for learning and performing the composition. All levels welcome! Limited to 12 participants
This workshop will focus on refining the technique and concepts behind Omiyage. One of the taiko world’s most exciting and performed compositions Omiyage is now performed by taiko groups throughout the world. Learn to master the subtleties of the movements and composition from the creator himself. No previous experience with Omiyage necessary. Limited to 12 participants
10 am to 1 pm: Lion Chant
1 pm lunch
2 to 5 pm: Omiyage
Fee (includes lunch)
For KWTC members:
$55 for one workshop, $95 for both
$60 for one workshop, $105 for both
RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
There is also a great taiko intensive next week Friday April 11th to Sunday 13th at the KWTC with Tetsuro Naito and Patrick Graham.
Shoji Kameda is a Grammy nominated musician, composer and producer and a leading creative force in the taiko world. If you are interested in bringing him out to work with your group contact him at: shoji(at)onensemble.org.