Thursday, 11 October 2007

Synergy Percussion & TaikOz collaboration concert

An evening of primal power and transcendental beauty that will hold you hovering between heaven and earth.

In a rare collaboration, Synergy Percussion and TaikOz invoke the five elements of earth, water, fire, air and space in an inspirational concert of ancient instruments, poetry, chants and live computer processing.

Featuring a diverse range of special guest artists, The Five Elements will be performed for one night only at City Recital Hall Angel Place on Friday 23 November at 8pm.

TaikOz is renowned for their electrifying taiko drumming, combining elements of contemporary music and movement with the ancient practice of Wadaiko. Australia’s foremost percussion ensemble, Synergy, will explore the mysterious resonances of Chinese gongs and Himalayan singing bowls, instruments used in spiritual and shamanic practices for centuries throughout Asia.

Riley Lee is a Grand Master of the Japanese shakuhachi, a bamboo flute producing a hauntingly soulful sound, closely associated with the practice of Zen meditation since the 15th century. Daniel Yeadon is one of the world’s leading baroque cellists and performs from the cello suites of JS Bach. James Coates is one of Australia’s most inspiring exponents of spoken word, interpreting poetry ranging from the Sufi mystic Rumi to the ecstatic visions of Arthur Rimbaud.

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