Mochi Mochi at Stanford University

Mochi Mochi at Stanford University

Date: 
Sat, 2018-01-20 17:00 to 20:00
Ticket price: 
N/A
Location: 

Stanford, CA

 

Description: 

"Mochi-Making and the Rhythms of Work" workshop for Stanford Taiko and mochi pounding for members and alumni.

Prep
- on board
-- koneri rhythms
---  (X . . . . . . .)
---  (X . X . XXXX)
-- naname rhythms gears 1 and 2
---  (o x . x . x . x)
---  (o x . x + x . x)
-- ipponzuki rhythms (M1-4 minus downbeat)

Syllabus

Welcome
- introductions: name, enjoyable (physical) work

Komellero Oroshi
- "Hajimaru yo!" as call to drop everything and start
- starting together
- ending
- "feeling", "mood": starting oroshi vs ending oroshi

Koneri
- rhythm
- rotation
- pounding
- concept: groove through repetition and diversity

Naname
- rhythm
- pounding
- switch
- "feeling", "mood": importance of feeling the unstated downbeat

Ipponzuki
- rhythm
- pounding
- "feeling", "mood": splitting the downbeats with pounder
-- timing drill

Marumochi

Q/A

 

Wrap up: 

Amazingly wonderful energy and enthusiasm.  ST was really well prepared; both logistically and in terms of being open to new things.  One of the highlights of tour!

 

Audience size: 
19
Performers: