• Hyakki Yagyo premiere performance
  • Ryerson Theatre
  • December 1, 2008

Hyakki Yagyo

Date Composed: 2007
Composer: Kiyoshi Nagata
Arrangement: Kiyoshi Nagata
Premiere Performance: December 1, 2007 - Ryerson Theatre
Recording Title: Tsuzure CD

Three Oni (ogre like characters) gather around the taiko reeking havoc during a ritualistic night of drumming. This piece is inspired by Gojinjo Daiko which dates back to 1577 when villagers of Noto Peninsula bravely beat war drums and wore ferocious looking masks with seaweed on their heads in a bid to ward off invasion.