Kiyoshi Nagata

Teiryu

Date Composed:2002Composer:Kiyoshi NagataArrangement:Kiyoshi NagataPremiere Performance:November 9, 2002 - Hart House TheatreRecording Title:Koku CD / 10th Anniversary Concert DVD The introduction and finale of this piece feature improvised solos on the nebuta daiko, a shoulder-worn drum from northern Aomori prefecture. The main body of the song consists of four...

Tachi no Sakebi

Date Composed:2001Composer:Kiyoshi NagataArrangement:Kiyoshi NagataPremiere Performance:January 25, 2002 - Convocation Hall McMaster UniversityRecording Title:Koku CD This piece is about the unpredictable and sometimes violent moods of mother earth, especially when we do not respect it. ...

Shin Kodama

Date Composed:1998Composer:Kiyoshi NagataArrangement:Kiyoshi NagataPremiere Performance:November 28, 1998 - Music GalleryRecording Title:Stone Path CD / 10th Anniversary Concert DVD Literally meaning “New Echo” this is a celebratory song about the reneweal of life. This song was composed for the debut concert of Nagata Shachu (then known as...

Sasurai no Tsuki

Date Composed:2002Composer:Kiyoshi NagataArrangement:Kiyoshi NagataPremiere Performance:December 27, 2009 - Al Green Theatre, TorontoRecording Title:Koku CD Although composed in 2002 for a studio recording, the song had never been performed until November 2009. This piece simply envisions a festival during Obon, an annual Buddhist event to honour the...

Sandanda

Date Composed:2006Composer:Kiyoshi NagataArrangement:Kiyoshi NagataPremiere 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...

San Ren On

Date Composed:2007Composer:Kiyoshi NagataArrangement:Kiyoshi NagataPremiere Performance:December 1, 2007 - Ryerson TheatreRecording Title:Tsuzure CD / 10th Anniversary Concert DVD Literally, ‘three continuous beats’, this composition features a whirlwind of solos and intertwining rhythms in various cycles of three, pounded out by three teams of drummers. San Ren On (recording...

Pulse Progressions

Date Composed:1995Composer:Kiyoshi NagataArrangement:Kiyoshi NagataPremiere Performance:November 14, 1997 - Canada Council for the Arts Showcase, Harbourfront CentreRecording Title:Tenkai CD As the title suggests, an underlying pulse can be heard throughout this piece even though the actual rhythms and meter are constantly changing and developing (4/4, 3/4 and...

Onpa

Date Composed:2005Composer:Kiyoshi NagataArrangement:Kiyoshi NagataPremiere Performance:September 15, 2005 - George Ignatieff TheatreRecording Title:Tsuzure CD New sounds and rhythms continually emerge, swell and then recede, as groups of shime-daiko and miya-daiko overlap and build upon one another’s patterns. ...

Oni Gongen

Date Composed:1995Composer:Kiyoshi NagataArrangement:Aki TakahashiPremiere Performance:October 13, 2006 - Al Green Theatre In Japan, ONI are at once both ogres and gods, sent among us to dispel and purify the evil which is found in the world. At ceremonies and festivals throughout Japan, people will don the...

O-Sawagi

Date Composed: 2011 Composer: Kiyoshi Nagata Arrangement: Kiyoshi Nagata Premiere Performance: November 18, 2011 - Fleck Dance Theatre Seven drummers play boisterously with wild abandon. Having fun without thinking…this is the true meaning of O-Sawagi. ...