What is Mother Nature trying to say to you? Engage in deep listening with musician Kaoru Watanabe in beautiful Prospect Park. As you move around, blindfolded, in a safe environment, you will hear the sounds of Japanese drums and flutes weave in and out of the music of the wind and the trees. With your perception of sound and space becoming radically altered, what sounds you contribute, in this conversation with nature, might surprise you.
Kaoru Watanabe, a former member of the Japanese taiko ensemble Kodo, is a practitioner of various Japanese traverse bamboo flutes, the taiko drum as well as Western flute. His music can be best described as an ever shifting blend of the folk and classical traditions of Japan with contemporary improvisational and experimental music. Recent projects have taken him across the US, Canada, Japan, Mongolia, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Honduras. Kaoru teaches taiko and Japanese music at Princeton University, Colby College and Wesleyan University as well as his own school in Brooklyn, the Kaoru Watanabe Taiko Center.
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95 Prospect Park W
Brooklyn, NY 11215