ZOOM Q&A summary:
Thanks to those who joined us for the Zoom Q&A! It was great to see so many Taikonauts in the one place! For those who missed it, here are the PDFs of the presentation that we went through. If you have any questions or need clarification, email us and we’ll answer as soon as we can!
Language PDF File Email contact
English 🇬🇧 here Info@EuroTaikoExpo.com
Deutsch 🇩🇪 Hier Jonas@EuroTaikoExpo.com
Italiano 🇮🇹 Qui email@example.com
Español 🇪🇸 AQUÍ firstname.lastname@example.org
ETE21 ONLINE SESSIONS: European-based composers wanted!
Are you a European-based taiko composer? Would you like to share one of your pieces through online sessions between now and August?
If the answer to both questions is YES, get in touch!
In the spirit of showcasing European taiko to the world, we’d love to host you as part of the ETE21.
Leading by example, Jonas and Mel are kicking things off with the TAIKO BASTARDS piece “Wombat Combat” as a FREE 5 week course, starting 9th May.
For information and registration details: EuroTaikoExpo.com/Online
ETE21 ONLINE SESSIONS: Current schedule
To make it easier for you to keep up to date with the Online program, we’ve created a Google Calendar which can be viewed on the ETE website here, or added to your own calendar using the following link https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/1?cid=dGFpa29iYXN0YXJkc0BnbWFpbC5jb20
WOMBAT COMBAT CRASH COURSE with TAIKO BASTARDS
Date: May 9th – June 6th
Time: Sundays 7.30pm German time
6.30pm GMT (UK) |10.30am PST (US) | 1.30pm EST (US)
Content: Learn the chu-daiko part of “Wombat Combat” in this fast paced series, while Jonas and Mel also sneakily teach basic rhythm and movement fundamentals. They’ll explain all the extra bits that couldn’t be shared through notation and training videos.
Extra training material: Taikobastards.net/releasethewombats
About the composer: Jonas vom Orde, is a co-founder of TAIKO BASTARDS and one of the primary organisers of the ETE21. In his non-taiko time, he is a freelance live and studio drummer, working with the award winning Rock-Noir band, WellBad. A graduate of the Hamburg School of Music and the PopKurs, he transfers an in-depth understanding of music theory and technique to the taiko drum.
MELIUS UNA auf DEUTSCH mit Jonas
Date: May 9th – 30th
Time: Sundays 6pm German time
5pm GMT (UK) |9am PST (US) | 12pm EST (US)
Content: Learn all of the voices and basic ideas of the official ETE21 theme song. This course also offers a slightly different structure than the previous sessions led by Jonathan Kirby.
Registration via Paypal:
Full Course (4x 75min)* | Single Session (1x 75min)
*50% discount on full course for those who attended Jonathan’s Melius Una sessions. Check your email for details!
About the composer: Jonathan Kirby has been the artistic director of Kagemusha Taiko since 1998. Kagemusha Taiko have performed across Europe as well as in Japan and USA, earning plaudits for their distinctive style and original voice. In 2005, Jonathan created the first UK Taiko Festival, and in 2016 he directed the inaugural European Taiko Conference. Moving through VHS tape to DVD to online, Jonathan has produced a range of taiko teaching training videos and books that have sold across the English-speaking world, and in 2018 he published “The Way of the Drum – taiko without borders“, an account of his philosophy of taiko and how he had put it into practice over the previous 20 years. Jonathan’s current focus is on teaching, and on new compositions.
30th April – End of the StartNext crowdfunding campaign
1st May – Deadline for performers who would like to be part of the Saturday evening concert
8th May – Last chance to register for the full Melius Una mit Jonas course