Don’t let the size of the group fool you! The four Taikoz dynamos conjure an energetic, dramatic, and at times, explosive set that has all the hallmarks of the full-piece ensemble.
Designed for more intimate spaces that allows the audience to hear and feel the rhythm and emotion as the players do, Taikoz 4tet Live! is an exhilarating program that begins with Waves – Ian Cleworth’s mesmerising, virtuosic, poly-rhythmic 2-tone slung-drum solo – and continues to burn in energy until the high-energy, uplifting finale – US taiko player/composer Joe Small’s choreographic drumming spectacle, Propel.
From the small, high-pitched shimedaiko to the deep base tones of the odaiko, Taikoz’s taiko combine with soulful singing and spirited movement to create a varied and entertaining concert suitable for all ages.
Thunderous rhythms crack, splinter, somersault and hurtle into the air, creating a magnetic hypnotism. HERALD SUN
JMT Touring & Musica Viva Presents
Sunday 27 September
All tix: $40
80 minutes no interval