Watashi Watashitachi is one of the taiko world's great pieces. Written by Shoji Kameda in 2004 and revised by On Ensemble over years of professional touring, the piece has been performed around the world, including the National Theater of Japan in 2013. Watashi Watashitachi utilizes a variety of advanced playing techniques to utilize a wide range of taiko tones. With fast, interlocking parts and solo sections for each of the players, the piece is an exciting showcase of taiko's smaller drums. Recently released as a copyleft work by the composer, Watashi Watashitachi is now part of LATI's repertoire.
Small Drum Creativity: Watashi Watashitachi Solo Development guides students through developing an original arrangement for one of the instrument's solo sections. Utilizing both through-composed and improvisational approaches, students prepare an original feature section that compliments the piece and showcases their abilities.