Select repertoire of original work

2013

 

  • Nangoku Namikaze Hamaodori - taiko, shinobue, percussion, shamisen

南国波風浜踊り

Festive piece celebrating tropical abundance

2015

 

  • Tenmonkan - taiko ensemble

天門館

Parade piece inspired by iconic market in Kagoshima city

 

  • Haruna - shinobue solo

榛名

Solo on bamboo flute

 

  • Makurazaki - shamisen, shinobue, minyo taiko

枕崎

Fast festive piece depicting passage through the steep coastal hills around Makurazaki city

 

  • Nan-nan - shinobue, shamisen, koto, taiko

波波

Children’s song describing wind and waves

 

  • Akagumo - shinobue solo

赤雲

Solo on bamboo flute depicting a fading red sunset

 

 

2017

 

  • Ogiya musume - shamisen, shinobue

扇屋娘

Written for the dance production ‘Okuni’ in nagauta style, depicts the loneliness of the daughter of a fan makers shop

 

  • Kurui - taiko, shakuhachi, Noh chorus

狂い

Written for the dance production ‘Okuni’, depicts rage and betrayal

 

  • Kawabe no Haru - koto duet, shakuhachi

川辺の春

Written to feature a duet of Koto

 

  • Suriashi - taiko, shinobue, kagura dance

すりあし

Written for the dance production ‘Okuni’ as the shrine dance of the protagonist

 

  • Sonona - shinobue solo

その名

Written for the dance production ‘Okuni’, depicts the seduction of Okuni by Sankuro

 

  • Yo-e - Noh ensemble

よーゑ

Written for the dance production ‘Okuni’, depicting the protagonist’s journey through rage into self-transformation

 

  • Rokki-Sando - shamisen trio, taiko ensemble

ロッキー三道

Uses a trio of high tempo dueling shamisen to tell the tale of three generations crossing the Rocky Mountains

 

  • Okiku - shamisen, voice, shinobue

お菊

Written for the dance production ‘Okuni’ in the nagauta style depicting the seductress Okiku

 

  • Suimyo no Kyu - Gagaku ensemble

水明の急

Written for the dance production ‘Okuni’ as theme music for a Shinto legend

2018

 

  • Oshogatsu Daiko - taiko ensemble

お正月太鼓

Composed as a learners piece for TVOKids production ‘It’s my party’

 

  • Kyushu Danji - taiko ensemble, shinobue duet

九州男児

Composed as the flagship piece for project Nae

 

  • Ame Agareba - koto

雨上がれば

‘After the rain stops…’ Written as a children’s piece, evokes bored and restless children waiting for the rain to stop so they can go out and play

 

  • Suimyo Matsuri - Gagaku ensemble, taiko ensemble

水明の祭り

Written for the dance production ‘Okuni’ tells the tale of the return of the Sun Goddess from hiding in shadow

 

  • Cho no mai - nagauta voice, shamisen, shinobue

蝶の舞

Written for the dance production ‘Okuni’ as music to accentuate the ‘feminine’ in an exposé of traditional dance types