• Kigi no Kaikwa
  • Harbourfront Centre
  • November 13, 2003

Kigi no Kaikwa

Date Composed: 2003
Composer: Paolo Pietropaolo
Arrangement: Paolo Pietropaolo
Premiere Performance: November 14, 2003 - Brigantine Room Harbourfront Centre

Kigi no Kaiwa is a playful musical conversation featuring the most basic part of the taiko ensemble – the miya taiko; drums made out of a single tree trunk. Each tree (or taiko) has a different personality in this conversation, which is carried out over a series of shifts in groove and feel. The trees persuasively try to win over their interlocutors, but eventually arrive at a happy consensus.