Circle Percussion is famous because of the richness of its instruments from all over the world.
Think about the fast paterns of the table from India, the swing of the Brasilian samba instruments, the drums of the west, the primal rhythms of Africa and the perfectly made Japanese Taiko’s.
But think further, think beyond the traditional!
Circle Percussion made a few drums of its own as well. For example some aerial constructions making it possible to drum and make acrobatic moves while flying true the air (see Air Drummers).
Find some of our remarkable Japanese Taiko’s and the one’s we made ourselves below
Okedo O daiko…The biggest drum outside Japan!
Specially made as an experiment for Circle Percussion. The diameter of 1.95 m and the length of 2.55 m makes this the biggest drum outside Japan. The sound is overwhelming!
This very heavy drum is made out of one piece. The skin is nailed trough the body of the drum. It’s not possible to tune the drum because of the nails. The sound is direct and loud.
This small drum produces a very hig sound because of the extreme tension the skin is on. Every time after playing, the skin has to be relieved from its tension to prevent tearing apart.
This is the (much) smaller version of the Okedo O daiko.
The sound is warm and dry. Often played in a set of different sized Okedo’s to play delicate melody’s.
Made for spectacular acrobatic moves and optimal visual effect. To surprise your guests.
The higher the venue the more spectacular the act will be. Also possible out-side.
This construction is designed to go all around. The moves, made possible after a very long and intense study, are phenomenal and so fast your eyes can hardly follow the artist.