• Sandanda premiere performance
  • Al Green Theatre
  • October 13, 2006

Sandanda

Date Composed: 2006
Composer: Kiyoshi Nagata
Arrangement: Kiyoshi Nagata
Premiere Performance: October 13, 2006 - Al Green Theatre

Although taiko come in a multitude of shapes and sizes, most can generally be classified into three families: barrel-shaped drums carved from a tree trunk; drums constructed from staves of wood; and small drums whose skins are tightly fastened to the body by rope or bolts. All three have distinctive sounds and can be positioned in a way that requires different playing techniques. This song highlights the unique character of each type of taiko as well as the personalities of the individual drummers.