• Take Ito Kawa
  • Ryerson Theatre, Toronto
  • November 29, 2008

Take Ito Kawa

Date Composed: 2008
Composer: Aki Takahashi, Scott Kusano and Kiyoshi Nagata
Arrangement: Aki Takahashi, Scott Kusano and Kiyoshi Nagata
Premiere Performance: October 31, 2008 - TOHU Montreal
Recording Title: Tsuzure CD / 10th Anniversary Concert DVD

The contrasting yet complimentary sounds of the bamboo (TAKÉ) shakuhachi, the silk-string (ITO) shamisen and the skin (KAWA) of the taiko, combined with the performers’ improvisational skills and musical instincts, are at the heart of this piece.