Trouble is brewing in the Australian outback today!
The Clutterbuck Creek dried out long ago and the tumbleweeds have been ruling the wastelands ever since. In the dusty heat of the outback, two wombats are having a fur-ious disagreement.
Their paws are scraping the ground as they circle each other, their butts are wiggling and waggling as they dash forward – and then retreat again – as they search for the perfect moment to bite each other’s ears.
In connection with the World Taiko Conference 2020 we’d like to offer to you “Wombat Combat”, a piece very special to us that is inspired by the idea of two animals fighting in the wild. It’s a piece which combines the different movement and rhythmic Kumi-Daiko styles, and also showcases all players by distributing the melodic motifs across all instruments.
You are welcome to make this piece your own – every stylistic approach is fine with us. As long as everyone in the group is playing with the same intention, and telling a little story about some fighting wombats… it will still be “Wombat Combat”.
Have fun with this piece, and release the wombats!!
|Performance video: Bastard version||YouTube|
1x Full runthrough with Chu-daiko and Shime-Oke (Moderate tempo)
1x Full runthrough with Chu-daiko only (Fast tempo)
1x Full runthrough with Shime-Oke only (Fast tempo)
1x Part-by-part for Chu-daiko (Slow tempo)
1x Part-by-part for Shime-Oke (Slow tempo)
8x One part per video for Chu-daiko (Slow tempo)
8x One part per video for Shime-Oke (Slow tempo)
A series of fast-paced sessions to give a detailed understanding of the Chu-daiko part of “Wombat Combat” with a focus on the extra bits we can’t share with just notation and training videos.
We’re coming back! After an extended lockdown in German, we’re starting fresh and running through ALL 5 sessions of the series, as a part of the European Taiko Expo Online Sessions. See you soon!
To participate, drop in using your web browser: Whereby.com/ReleaseTheWombats
Room will open half an hour before session start.