This work, developed as part of a collaboration with TaikoProject, employs numerous digitally processed and manipulated samples of taiko instruments. Rhythmic structures are both newly-composed and composed elaborations of compositions performed as part of TaikoProject. The large scale shape of the work is imagined as a sort of garden, the listener strolling between diverse locations, each a different perspective of taiko sound-space. The title refers to the wood-working tool used to shape a taiko drum from a tree.
Thanks to Wynn Yamami, Soh Daiko, Bryan Yamami, and TaikoProject for audio samples employed in this work.
Christopher Ariza performing live electronics with KIOKU. More information.