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|
WC Movement Bites
Bite-sized movement tips for playing double slant-stand style, using Wombat Combat as an example.
Email email@example.com for access.