Scottish National Jazz Orchestra / Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers
Directed by Tommy Smith
The World of the Gods marks the reunion of the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) with the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers for an evening of brilliant musicianship and breath-taking physical energy.
Composed by SNJO artistic director Tommy Smith and first premiered in 2010, The World of the Gods explores the mythic realms of elemental deities such as the God of the Sea and the Goddess of the Sun. These are worlds of Earth, Wind, Fire, and Storms; where thunder bellows and lightning flashes. Contrasting with the tumult, there are ethereal passages in which temple bells and delicate shakuhachi flute summon “ghostly apparitions” from the Underworld.
Once more, ancient meets modern when vibrant jazz encounters a musical tradition that is more than 2000 years old. Yet, there is common ground between them. Described as 'a truly imaginative work that dances in both the physical and musical sense', The World of the Gods embraces experimentation, extrapolation and improvisation that is 'powerful, vibrant and atmospheric'.
£27.50; Disabled/Unwaged/Students £25.50 (inc. £2.50 booking fee per ticket); Under 18s £5
THIS EVENT IS PART OF PERTH FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS