Boom! International Festival of Percussion presents

New Concepts In Taiko

Dialogue & Demo - Live Online

5 Oct 2022

World-renowned taiko and shinobue artist, Kaoru Watanabe, is at the forefront of developing new concepts in taiko performance.

In this session direct from New York, Kaoru shares some of his latest music and thoughts about the process of its creation, in conversation with Boom! Artistic Director, Ian Cleworth.

Kaoru will join live via video; Ian will appear live in person.

If you have access needs, please call the Box Office on 02 9061 5344 to book tickets.

New York-based composer and musician, Kaoru Watanabe, grounds his work in traditional Japanese music while exploring a startling array of musical worlds.

He has collaborated with MacArthur "genius", Jason Moran, cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, multi-media artist, Laurie Anderson, flamenco dancer, Eva Yerbabuena, visual artist, Simone Leigh, director, Wes Anderson (as advisor, composer, and featured musician on the Oscar-nominated score of Isle of Dogs), Japanese National Living Treasure, Bando Tamasaburo, dancer, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Silkroad (he was a featured guest on the Grammy Award-winning album, Sing Me Home).

After graduating from the Manhattan School of Music where he studied jazz flute and saxophone, he moved to Japan to eventually become a performer and artistic director of iconic drumming ensemble, Kodo.

Presenting Artist Kaoru Watanabe

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures here, and we will also send safety information directly to you prior to your visit. To ensure we can reach you, we recommend checking that your contact information is up to date.

Everest Theatre

Wed 5 Oct 11am

90 minutes (no interval).

All Tickets $20

$6 transaction fee applies.

If you are booking with a Parents NSW voucher, please note multiple vouchers can be used per transaction, up to a total transaction amount of $250. Vouchers can only be redeemed when booking online. Read more.

New Concepts In Taiko is available to purchase as part of a Boom! Seymour Sessions Day Pass, alongside various other 5 Oct events. Buy a Seymour Sessions Day Pass to access all applicable events for a total price of just $45 (adult price), $35 (concession price), or $25 (student price).

New Concepts In Taiko is also available to purchase as part of a Boom! Festival Pass. Buy a Festival Pass to access all seven days of Boom! events at Seymour Centre and Sydney Town Hall, excluding participant access to workshops, for a total price of just $350 (adult price), $300 (concession price), or $250 (full-time student price).

Recommended for ages 16+. Flash photography prohibited. 

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Program details for this event are subject to change. If any changes are made, this page will be updated accordingly. Please check back for the latest information before your event.

New York-based composer and musician, Kaoru Watanabe, grounds his work in traditional Japanese music while exploring a startling array of musical worlds.

He has collaborated with MacArthur "genius", Jason Moran, cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, multi-media artist, Laurie Anderson, flamenco dancer, Eva Yerbabuena, visual artist, Simone Leigh, director, Wes Anderson (as advisor, composer, and featured musician on the Oscar-nominated score of Isle of Dogs), Japanese National Living Treasure, Bando Tamasaburo, dancer, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Silkroad (he was a featured guest on the Grammy Award-winning album, Sing Me Home).

After graduating from the Manhattan School of Music where he studied jazz flute and saxophone, he moved to Japan to eventually become a performer and artistic director of iconic drumming ensemble, Kodo.

Everest Theatre

Wed 5 Oct 11am

90 minutes (no interval).

All Tickets $20

$6 transaction fee applies.

If you are booking with a Parents NSW voucher, please note multiple vouchers can be used per transaction, up to a total transaction amount of $250. Vouchers can only be redeemed when booking online. Read more.

New Concepts In Taiko is available to purchase as part of a Boom! Seymour Sessions Day Pass, alongside various other 5 Oct events. Buy a Seymour Sessions Day Pass to access all applicable events for a total price of just $45 (adult price), $35 (concession price), or $25 (student price).

New Concepts In Taiko is also available to purchase as part of a Boom! Festival Pass. Buy a Festival Pass to access all seven days of Boom! events at Seymour Centre and Sydney Town Hall, excluding participant access to workshops, for a total price of just $350 (adult price), $300 (concession price), or $250 (full-time student price).

Recommended for ages 16+. Flash photography prohibited. 

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Presenting Artist Kaoru Watanabe

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures here, and we will also send safety information directly to you prior to your visit. To ensure we can reach you, we recommend checking that your contact information is up to date.

Program details for this event are subject to change. If any changes are made, this page will be updated accordingly. Please check back for the latest information before your event.

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