I recently had the opportunity to talk about music in an interview with Ben Pachter of TaikoSource. The website is a good resource for taiko-related articles, interviews, song database, and more. Ben asked me about my approach to composing for mixed ensembles, collaborative process, pedagogy, and how I navigate crossing over from Japanese instruments to western percussion. There are a handful of other interviews already posted and I would encourage anyone to check them out for a closer look into these taiko players and teachers.
Let me know if you listened and have any comments on what was talked about. Do you agree, disagree, or see things from another perspective?