• Kotama premiere performance
  • Al Green Theatre
  • November 27, 2009

Kotama

Date Composed: 2009
Composer: Kiyoshi Nagata and Scott Kusano
Arrangement: Kiyoshi Nagata and Scott Kusano
Premiere Performance: November 27, 2009 - Al Green Theatre, Toronto

In the Shinto faith, a deity or kami exists within all aspects of nature. It is also believed that kami resides within the taiko and that it is the drummers’ duty to beat the drum with all his heart, mind and body to unleash this spirit. In this piece, two drummers encourage one another to play the O-hirado daiko freely, purely yet powerfully, to become one with the taiko and to coax the kami into the human world.