Tsubasa Hori (Japanese Taiko drummer)

Tsubasa currently lives in Antwerp,Belgium.
Born in Kyoto, Japan, Tsubasa began playing wadaiko at age 11 and studied western percussion and music theory at a high school of music,While studying Tsubasa became involved in playing drumkit in bands and dove into the world of ‘Japanese Rock’.
After this period Tsubasa moved to Sado Island in 1996 and became a performing member of the Japanese Drumming Group ‘Kodo’ for the next 14 years.
Tsubasa was not only involved in the group as a mainstage performer, but also in writing pieces, arranging works, and in 2008 Tsubasa put together a female based Wadaiko production ‘Cocon’, allowing the exploration of female Taiko performance in this artform.
In 2010 Tsubasa moved and became a citizen of Belgium and became involved in works and collaborated with musicians who’s works are pushing the definition of genre, theater productions, dance works, fashion related performances, and artworks.
Tsubasa does not only perform using Wadaiko, she also uses a number of other instruments that have a distinct flavour of the Japanese environment including Koto (Japanese Harp), Voice, Piano, Kyujo-orin, and Music Box etc… with all of these to a high regard of the music community and the experience of performing in over 40 different countries in her career.

堀つばさ (和太鼓奏者)

アントワープ在住。
京都出身。3歳よりピアノ、11歳より和太鼓を始める。京都市立堀川音楽高校打楽器科卒業。
在学中よりドラムでバンド活動を始め「日本のロック」を求め96年より佐渡拠点の和太鼓集団「鼓童」に14年間在籍。
中心メンバーとしての舞台演奏のほか、作曲、編曲も手がけ 2007年には女性ユニットを立ち上げ、積極的に女性和太鼓奏者の表現の可能性を探る。
2010年よりベルギーを拠点に移し、国籍、ジャンルを超えた音楽家達、演劇、ダンス、ファッション、アート映像との共同製作を展開中。
日本の風土から産まれた音を原点に和太鼓のみではなく箏、歌、ピアノ、久乗おりん、オルゴールなども取り込んだ独自の音楽感が国内外ともに高く評価され、
これまで40カ国以上での公演を行ってきている。

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photo: Yutaka mori
Hair&Make:Mieko Ueda
Costumes:Takayuki Suzuki

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