Yesterday, TAIKOZ an Australian, Sydney-based performance group that specializes in the art of taiko – the Japanese drums, performed at our school. The performance included traditional Japanese music and drumming styles, compositions written by contemporary Japanese composers, as well as original works by members of the ensemble.
Zeeko’s performance, inspired by the natural world, proved that music is everywhere and anywhere, you just need to find it! Each environment has its own voice, each ecosystem is its own symphony. This performance uses original compositions to explore the natural environment and how different cultures interact with it. Students heard music inspired by animals like butterflies, frogs and chickens as they helped Zeeko create soundscapes of the natural environment.