composer:  Iris Shiraishi
performers:  Mary Zilge, Jennifer Weir, Iris Shiraishi, Sarah Senseman, Susan Tanabe
Aug 12, 2015 e-MA launch performance
MacPhail Center for Music, Mpls

composers/performers:  Iris Shiraishi/Alex Lubet
Aug 12, 2015 e-MA launch performance
MacPhail Center for Music, Mpls

composer:  Iris Shiraishi
performers:  Iris Shiraishi, Susan Tanabe, Jennifer Weir
Aug 12, 2015 e-MA launch performance
MacPhail Center for Music, Mpls

composer:  Ainu folksong, arr. Iris Shiraishi
performers:  Susan Tanabe, Mary Zilge, Sara Ochs, Iris Shiraishi, Alex Lubet
Aug 12, 2015 e-MA launch performance
MacPhail Center for Music, Mpls

composers/performers:  Jennifer Weir, Iris Shiraishi, Susan Tanabe
Aug 12, 2015 e-MA launch performance
MacPhail Center for Music, Mpls

Taiko drumming, according to Iris Shiraishi, is the perfect combination of music and choreography. With a background in western music composition, she was drawn to Taiko drumming, and the Mu Daiko drum ensemble, by the collaboration allowed between a composer and the performers.