by David Wells and Masa Miyano
12/4 (Mon) and 12/5 (Tue)
Learn an original composition by David Wells!
Modori is a joyful piece that combines energetic rhythms and a spirited fue melody to evoke the feeling of warmth and contentment upon returning to something familiar or nostalgic
Not only will you learn the chudaiko part, but you will also deepen your understanding in improvisation and in ensemble work throughout the workshop series!
David began his musical journey as a clarinet player under the guidance of his father, a professional jazz musician. In 2003, he discovered Stanford Taiko, performing internationally with the group and eventually serving as Artistic co-Director. Since then, David has trained extensively and has performed with such groups as the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble, TAIKOPROJECT, On Ensemble, and Unit Souzou. He is also passionate about teaching taiko, an enthusiastic workshop leader, and an avid composer.
12/6 (Wed) and 12/7 (Thu)
Learn UnitOne's signature piece!
Members of UnitOne, the performing ensemble based at Asano Taiko U.S., composed songs based on the four seasons in preparation for a concert in 2020. Taking inspiration from these compositions and the natural cycle of how seasons repeat year after year, Summer Reprise was born
Choose one of the three taiko parts (Beta, Odaiko or Shime/Okedo) and immerse yourself in this multi-instrumental kumidaiko piece!
Asano Taiko U.S. is home to the professional performing ensemble, UnitOne. Featuring some of North America's most exciting performers and world-class taiko repertoire, UnitOne has performed at the 2015 North American Taiko Conference and the 2015 Extasia festival in Japan.
Transition Practice / Run Through: 12/7 (Thu) 6pm~
For WS participants that will be performing at the Recital
RECITAL: 12/9 (Sat) 6-9pm
All WS participants are invited to perform at the Recital!
Two 3-hour workshops each day: 9am-12pm, 1:30-4:30pm