• 14-14 premiere performance
  • Al Green Theatre
  • October 13, 2006

14-14

Date Composed: 2005
Composer: Aki Takahashi
Arrangement: Aki Takahashi
Premiere Performance: October 13, 2006 - Al Green Theatre
Recording Title: Tsuzure CD / 10th Anniversary Concert DVD

Taiko is dance. Each subtle movement of the body is intimately linked to each beat of the taiko. While the various beats interplay and tangle, the seven drummers concentrate, keeping the body both tense and flexible, responding to the feedback from each beat of the bachi (drum sticks) against the drum skin. In this piece, 7 taiko and 14 bachi generate a multitude of sounds and expressions, which transform and evolve in a cycle of fourteen.