- Japan Foundation
- Eitetsu Hayashi: Japanese Taiko Drum Concert Tour
Eitetsu Hayashi: Japanese Taiko Drum Concert Tour
Presented by the Japan Foundation
In the spirit of celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Canada-Japan Diplomatic relations legendary musician Eitetsu Hayashi and his drum ensemble will perform original compositions featuring the big O-Daiko drum.
Eitetsu HAYASHI, Japan’s premier solo taiko drummer started his taiko career as a founding member and performer of the world renowned group Sado-Ondekoza and later was a founding member of “Kodo”. After leading these ensembles for 11 years, he struck out on his own in 1982. As the first ever taiko soloist, he pioneered a new style of soloing incorporating the massive O-Daiko or big drum. This new method required techniques and physical stamina previously unknown in traditional Japanese taiko playing. Eitetsu made his Carnegie Hall debut with the American symphony Orchestra in 1984. Since then, he has toured throughout Japan and the world.
His touring ensemble, EITETSU FU-UN no KAI, comprised of top young drummers active in Japan, delights audiences with extraordinary taiko performances in various formats while exhibiting the individuality of each member. Inheriting Eitetsu’s aesthetic sense, the ensemble puts on a tight show with a good, grainy sound, dynamic tone sequences that combine the slow and fast, strong and soft, and polished sound landscapes.
More info: http://jftor.org/taiko2018/