Kuchishoga Periodic Table

Author: Kristofer Bergstrom, taiko.la
Date: 2015
(First appearance 2012, http://onensemble.org/2012/12/work-in-progres-squarepusher/)
License: Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike International 4.0

About

The Kuchishoga Periodic Table is a graphic notation system for taiko — including kuchishoga — for documentation and communication of a wide variety of sounds on the Taiko drum as well as movements.

Notation PDF:  kuchishoga_periodic_table_150621
Draft ver. 150621. Posted with permission.

For ongoing updates visit:
Kris’ Blog (Coming soon…)

Videos

Example of pieces using this notation system

Early sketches:
https://vimeo.com/56562078

Refined piece:
https://vimeo.com/109715737

From Kris…
Squarepusher score: squarepusher_score_121230
Here is a very rough draft of the score for the piece [Squarepusher using the Kuchishoga Periodic Table Notation]. It’s incomplete in parts and hasn’t been split properly into pages, but for the brave taiko explorer, it has the tone and sticking notation.

See Also

Los Angeles Taiko Institute (LATI)
http://taiko.la

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