TaikOz: Crimson Sky

Australia’s world-acclaimed taiko drumming ensemble, TaikOz, presents a stunning new work. Introspection, meditative melodies and sheer explosive might sit alongside light-hearted exuberance in TaikOz’s Crimson Sky.
The thunderous drumming of the taiko is interwoven with the hypnotic melodies of the shakuhachi and shinobue bamboo flutes, voice and a rare performance on the bass koto, a traditional Japanese 17-stringed plucked instrument to be played by special guest artist Satsuki Odamura.
Based on a haiku by Japanese poet Miura Yuzuru, Toward The Crimson Sky has been written by TaikOz Artistic Director Ian Cleworth, evoking the poem’s sensual, dramatic and often playful imagery of a cloud of dragonflies ascending into a deep red sky.
The program will also feature new works by the two youngest TaikOz members: from the peaceful meditation of Solace by Tom Royce-Hampton to the dynamic high energy of Exploration by Anton Lock, featuring the virtuosity of the drum set pitted against the dynamic high energy of the taiko.

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Photo by Karen Steains
When:
Friday 24 October 2014
Time:
8pm – 10:30pm
Where:
Araluen Arts Centre, Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs
Cost:
Adult $49.00; Concession $45.00; Friends of the Araluen Arts Centre $42.00