Taikoz presents the digital premiere of their latest major work, Seven Flowers which premiered at the City Recital Hall in October 2019.
Taikoz Artistic Director Ian Cleworth and ensemble members will be on hand to chat pre-show, at the interval and post-show to answer your questions and give insights into the making of the work.
Joining Taikoz in this performance are guest artists Riley Lee – Shakuhachi, Jess Ciampa – Voice, Eva Ancher – Voice , Member of Sydney Children’s Choir, Taiki Kendrick – Taiko, Member of Taikoz student ensemble TATAKU, Zara Luong – Taiko, Member of MLC Taiko Ensemble
Seven Flowers contains moments of intimate delicacy which morph into thunderous peaks. Emerging and established artists perform profoundly evocative works, wrapped in an ever-evolving stage design by Bart Groen with art by Emma Hack.
Inspired by Noh playwright and theoretician Zeami’s once-secret 15th Century treatise Fushiukaden, Seven Flowers sees an extension of Taikoz’s musical palette with WA composer Stuart James’ atmospheric Kinabuhi | Kamatayon for Gamelan gongs and electronics sits aside a song by Ian Cleworth scored for voice, taiko, percussion, and electronica. As well, a ‘re-imagined’ Shinto prayer contrasts with Swiss composer Fritz Hauser’s Shong, for voice and drum solo played with hands and brushes.