|Arrangement:||Kiyoshi Nagata – Choreographed by Aki Takahashi (2006) and Kiyoshi Nagata (2011)|
|Premiere Performance:||November 28, 1998 – Music Gallery|
|Recording Title:||Stone Path CD|
Taiko are naturally constructed in a circular shape. Devoid of all corners, the simplicity of this shape mirrors that of the moon and the sun, and is a symbol of eternity. UCHIWA DAIKO explores through sounds and rhythms the philosophical depth embodied by this simple shape.
The movements of the taiko players have been added to complement this innovative and highly rhythmical piece. The larger taiko will call and lead the
UCHIWA (fan) taiko about the stage in a celestial dance. The interplay of the various circles and flowing movements unites this piece,
reinforcing the tranquil beauty found in simplicity. -Aki Takahashi