Filmmaker Toshiaki Toyoda’s portrait of the collaboration between the emerging contemporary musician Koshiro Hino and the Sado Island-based Taiko Performing Arts Ensemble “Kodo”, a new audiovisual experience “Shiver” will be released only on Viemo from 7:00 p.m. (JST) on Friday, February 5th. The entire movie was recorded at the rehearsal hall in Kodo village and Sado Island.
The more I learned about Kodo through this production, I sensed the power of tradition, and realised the reason why it continues to exist until today. The vibration of air, the thunder of wood, and the beauty of drummers hitting Taikos, can never be heard through speakers. I was genuinely impressed by their overwhelming and persuasive power, and deeply experienced the essence of facing tradition. On top of this experience, the production begins from questioning the common senses and abandoning the music to be formed. I searched for a simple vibration of sound and gave it a rhythm. Some of those rhythms tangled with each other to form a larger movement, and eventually became a piece of music. We did not separate our roles as just “a composer” and “Kodo”, but as companions, we rediscovered the instruments’ sound, playing methods, and groove. Therefore, this is not simply “a composition dedicated to Kodo”; but rather a record that we together worked as if we were re-experiencing the excitement and discoveries of the time of Kodo’s debut.
Shiver will be available on Vimeo for an extended period until the end of March.
"Shiver" was released online on Friday, February 5, and has received such a positive response from both inside and outside Japan that we have decided to extend the distribution period from the end of February until the end of March only on Vimeo.
After March 1, it will be able to watch the video only on Vimeo.
Please continue to enjoy it.
Online screening starts on Vimeo from 7:00 p.m. (JST) on Friday, February 5th, 2021.
Prices: USD 15 (Tax included)
Sales will start on 6:00 pm (JST) on Thursday, February 4th -
*The streaming time is 89 min.
Music: Koshiro Hino
Taiko Performing Arts Ensemble, Kodo: Yoshie Abe, Kenta Nakagome, Shogo Komatsuzaki, Yuta Sumiyoshi, Ryoma Tsurumi, Issei Kohira, Masayasu Maeda, Kodai Yoshida, Seita Saegusa, Chihiro Watanabe, Taiyo Onoda, Shun Takuma, Sho Nakatani
Cast: Kiyohiko Shibukawa
Kodo Stage/Production: Masafumi Kazama, Takeshi Arai, Miki Yanagisawa, Sorami Ikeyama
Photography: Kenji Maki
Lighting: Naoki Nomura
Production Design: Chihiro Matsumoto
Costume Design: Masataka Hattori, Edo Ichibantai
Hair and makeup: Kazuta Shirogane
Sound Effect: Masaya Kitada
Sound Recording: Toshihiko Kasai
Recording: Masaru Takahashi
Still Photography: Katsumi Omori
Editor: Takanobu Oki
Producer: Takanobu Oki
Planning/Production: Ettō (Taro Yasuzawa, Mariko Kurose)
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