|Premiere Performance:||November 27, 2009 – Al Green Theatre, Toronto|
|Recording Title:||Iroha Live Concert DVD|
Batta (Grasshoppers) are everywhere in Japan. They hide in the meadows. Look closely and you can see them jumping and enjoying themselves in the green.
Chappa is a percussion instrument and was traditionally used in Buddhist ceremonies. It is a multi-tone instrument.
It is hard to stop wiggling the body when struggling to create the variety of sounds. Like grasshoppers dancing in the field, we reach out and jump around.