SONGS

Let’s play the WTC Theme Song together!

And share YOUR piece with the rest of the taiko world!

World Taiko Conference Theme Song

The theme song for the inaugural WTC will be composed by solo taiko pioneer, Eitetsu Hayashi.  Eitetsu is the creator of many of the taiko expressions and styles that are commonly performed today, and has continued to lead the taiko world since the early stages of kumi-daiko to the present.
Read more about Eitetsu Hayashi here 


This piece will be specially created to be shared with the worldwide taiko community. It is our hope that the sharing of this piece contributes to the growth of our community and helps to strengthen the values that make our art form special. The composition and performance video are in progress, and the piece will be announced on the website as soon as it is completed. Stay tuned!

 
Taiko Composition Library: Your Music Around the World!

Share your song with taiko players around the world! In addition to the theme song, WTC will be introducing song submissions by everyone.

 

“I want my song to be played around the world!”

“I want to play along with fellow taiko players across the ocean!”

“I want to share my new song through WTC!”

 

This project was made in response to such voices. In addition to the theme song, WTC will be introducing song submissions from taiko players around the world. 

 

Playing taiko gives us all a strong connection to a community, no matter where we are in the world.  Participating in this art form thus connects you to a culture built on supporting and sharing with each other in the community. We want to continue cultivating this outlook by encouraging everyone to embrace the spirit of generosity and to take this special opportunity to share your creativity with taiko players from across the globe.

Pieces will be posted on our website as they are submitted.

We highly encourage everyone to partake in this opportunity to learn from each other. 

For those who would like to explore the compositions listed on WTC website, please note:

  • You are free to perform and record any of the listed pieces.  If you have any additional questions or comments regarding the piece, such as alternative arrangements, please contact the composer(s) directly. They would love to hear from you!

  • Please contact the composer for workshop opportunities and/or permission to teach their piece. 

  • Remember to give the proper name credits to the composer and composition.

  • If you are sharing any media of the piece (photos, videos, etc.) on social platforms, we suggest tagging hashtags, mentions, or links back to the composers of the piece. It would mean a lot to the composers to see where their piece has travelled to all over the globe.

Share your piece today.  Taiko players around the world are awaiting your submissions!

Submission instructions:

Please send the following to wtctokyo@gmail.com.

  • Song title

  • Composer

  • Song description (if available)

  • 1 photo (either of you or your group/ something that relates to the submitted piece)

  • Video or audio file (will be introduced on the WTC Youtube account)

  • Music score (if available)

  • E-mail address (as contact info for whoever that would have questions about your piece)

  • Social media accounts (for social media tags)

  • Hashtags that you prefer to use for future enlistments of the piece on social media

  • Video thumbnail picture ( if available)

DEADLINE for submission is  Nov. 10  (23:59 Japan Standard Time).

 
 
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Nippon Taiko Foundation, North American Taiko Conference, European Taiko Conference Organizer