• Nebuta Daiko
  • Royal Conservatory of Music
  • January 22, 2005

Nebuta Daiko

Date Composed: 1994
Composer: Kiyoshi Nagata
Arrangement: Kiyoshi Nagata
Premiere Performance: November 28, 1998 - Music Gallery
Recording Title: Stone Path CD

The nebuta daiko, whose skins are made from horsehide, originates from the Nebuta Festival held in Japan’s northern Aomori Prefecture every August. The smaller nebuta daiko are very lightweight, allowing it to be worn around the player’s shoulder for greater freedom of movement and expression. This piece evolved from Kiyoshi Nagata’s early nebuta solos dating from 1994.

A different version of Nebuta Daiko - Stockey Centre, April 15, 2006