August 28, 2012
The musical culture collision returns
Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on August 2012
In 2007, then-director of renowned taiko troupe Kodo, Kaoru Watanabe, stepped outside of his roots with a musical collision of cultures entitled Resonance. The night proved so arresting that Watanabe made it a regular series. After last year’s Resonance was canceled in the wake of 3/11, Watanabe returns with a group featuring beats by percussion monsters Kiyohiko Semba and Testuro Naito, ethereal vocals from Matsuda Mio, the evocative violin of Kaori Takahashi, upright bass by Keigo Iwami, a digital backdrop by D. H. Rosen and Watanabe himself on flute.
Orange Lady, Sep 5 (listing).