Oberlin Shansi is proud to present the next talk in a series which will showcase the projects carried out by recipients of Shansi In-Asia Grants. These first-, second-, and third-years spent January 2018 in Asia focusing on topics ranging from bamboo bicycles in Beijing to LGBT issues in Thailand. Please join us to hear about their work.
Taiko, TIMARA, Tokyo
Will Tokunaga traveled to Tokyo, Japan to create a collaborative work featuring taiko drums and the motion-sensing software Max/MSP with Nintendo Wii remotes. In Tokyo, he and a fellow Obie worked with the professional taiko ensemble Amanojaku under the tutelage of Yoichi Watanabe-sensei. They learned some of the techniques behind Watanabe-sensei's unique compositions which they later incorporated into their own work. On Sunday, he will share about his experience and perform!