The performers are former members of ensemble Kodō… authenticity, primeval power, theatricality and dazzling costumes…
Tsumugu is a Japanese term for spinning thread into a string. Just as how threads weave in together, many aspects in life also weaves closely together.
Love, Soul, Passion, Fate, Story, Life, Dream, Relation – all of these are closely weaved together in one’s life and also to the others. The percussion ensemble led by Yosuke Oda will perform a brand new taiko performance prepared specially for this event.
Yosuke Oda is an energetic and intense taiko player who always pushes himself to the maximum on the stage and passionately discovers new possibilities of taiko drums. Growing up in a diffcult area of Japan less favourable conditions, Yosuke Oda’s musical career began in 1999 when thanks to his teacher he entered the world-famous Kodō apprenticeship program. Yosuke Oda, fascinated by the art of taiko, moved to Kodō’s home island Sado and spent several years there in the community and taiko school. The talented young man was nicknamed Wild Beast and became a full-ﬂedged long-term member of the group (2003–2017). Currently he works as a solo artist and composer, giving concerts and workshops all over the world and encouraging others to play with all their heart and soul.
Yosuke Oda, o-daiko, live, fragment, 1 min 52 sec, mp3, 320 Kbps
Duration: 75 min without intermission.
In co-operation with Festival Orient.