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Tour de Taiko : percussion quartet

by Ryszard Pusz (2015)

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Work Overview

Expanded from the original duo, the piece represents the cycling race Tour Down Under, emphasized by exaggerated, theatrical actions. The piece can be played on taiko or toms of various sizes. The 'basic' ostinato should be on high drums such as bongos.

Player (s) 1 - chu-daiko or high toms / congas (with beaters)

Player(s) 2 - chu-daiko or low toms / congas (with beaters)

Player(s) 3 - shime-daiko or bongos

Player(s) 4 - tam-tam, cymbals or other metal sounds

Work Details

Year: 2015

Instrumentation: Taiko or toms/congas/bongos and metal percussion.

Duration: 10 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Could be played by secondary students. Sixteenth notes at 120, Improvisation.

Commission note: Commissioned by Tour Down Under, SATC

First performance: 2 Jul 16. SAHMRI Auditorium, North Terrace Adelaide

Performances of this work

2 Jul 16: SAHMRI Auditorium, North Terrace Adelaide

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