• Sei Gai Ha premiere performance
  • Al Green Theatre
  • November 27, 2009

Sei Gai Ha

Date Composed: 2009
Composer: Aki Takahashi
Arrangement: Aki Takahashi
Premiere Performance: November 27, 2009 - Al Green Theatre, Toronto
Recording Title: Iroha Live Concert DVD

A boundless ocean. Unending waves. Sometimes quiet, sometimes raging. Her rich expression has inspired us for centuries. Our ancestors saw fortune in the waves which opened up like fans, endless layer upon layer. This auspicious pattern is called Sei Gai Ha – Blue Ocean Wave.

I wrote this song imagining a ripple endlessly reaching out on the surface of the water.

Instead of beating, we loosen our body like running water. We let the waves take over our control. Powerful waves hitting the shore push us towards the thundering sound of Taiko. There we see a pattern emerging from the ocean.

Sei Gai Ha (new arrangement) – Fleck Dance Theatre, November 5, 2010