Collaborate

Collaborate with PJ

Collaboration is one of PJ’s greatest joys as a taiko drum player, artist, creative director and composer. Here are a few ideas of how you can work with PJ:

  • Creative direction for upcoming performances: let PJ be your third eye as she coaches you and your taiko group to experiment and discover new ways to approach your musical work with the goal of peak performance.
  • Composition instruction and critique: have PJ assist you with exploring your creative genius through musical composition. Offering her critical eyes and ears, you’ll be empowered to take your composition to the next level.
  • Musical and dance collaborations: Do you have an interesting and inspiring artistic project in the works? If you’re an accomplished taiko player, musician, or artist with an exciting idea in mind, send PJ your proposal to spark a conversation.

Contact PJ for more information and any question you may have concerning booking, rates, and policies.

Past Performances & Collaborations
As a previous performing member and Artistic Director of San Jose Taiko, PJ participated in many notable collaborations including -- George Coates Performance Works, American Conservatory Theater, Asian American Jazz Orchestra, San Jose Repertory Theater, Brenda Wong Aoki , Zakir Hussain, Kodo. As a solo guest artist, she has performed with Hiroshima, David Benoit, San Jose Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Ondekoza, Margaret Wingrove Dance Company, and Theatre Yugen.

Other project collaborations include "Triangle Project: Journey of the Dandelion" with Nobuko Miyamoto of Great Leap and Yoko Fujimoto of Hanayui/Kodo; "HIMAWARI Project" with Hanayui of Sado Island, Japan; Kabuki Cabaret with Brenda Wong Aoki and Mark Izu; Composer/Producer Rosemary DeSiervi's 10th Anniversary of 9/11: "Requiem for 9/11"; and “Tsunami of Light” (May 2012) the merging of taiko and butoh dancing with community artist, choreographer, and dancer Judith Kajiwara.