Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery
Exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum, the taiko, Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery is forging new directions for a vibrant living art-form. In Japanese the word “Kodo” conveys two meanings: Firstly, “heartbeat” the primal source of all rhythm. The sound of the great taiko is said to resemble a mother’s heartbeat as felt in the womb, and it is no myth that babies are often lulled asleep by its thunderous vibrations. Secondly, read in a different way, the word can mean “children of the drum,” a reflection of Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery’s desire to play the drums simply, with the heart of a child.
Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery strives to both preserve and re-interpret traditional Japanese performing arts. Beyond this, members on tours and research trips all over the globe have brought back to Sado a kaleidoscope of world music and experiences which now exerts a strong influence on the group’s performances and compositions. Collaborations with other artists and composers extend right across the musical spectrum and Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery’s lack of preconceptions about its music continues to produce startling new fusion and forms.