Yanaya

26 minutes

(September 2015)

for Vocal Sextet, Taiko Ensemble [3 Players - Odeko-daiko, Chu-daiko, Odaiko, Wind Gong], Large Taiko Ensemble (36 drums of wide variety), Chamber Orchestra [Shakuhachi, Soprano Saxophone, Piano, Strings: 1,1,1,1,1 or 5,4,3,2,1] & Mixed Choir [SAB]/Dance Company. Music & Words: Andrew Howes | Additional Words in the Gamilaroi language: Rhonda Ashby | Narration & Story Retelling: Clive Birch | Choreography: Jacob Williams Backdrop Painting: Frank Wright | Taiko, Additional Composition & Fan Dance: Anton Lock | Artistic Director: Michelle Leonard

Commissioned by Moorambilla Voices Inc Premiered 19/09/15, Dubbo Regional Theatre, by the MaxEdOut Company, the Moorambilla Chamber Orchestra, Taikoz, The Song Company & Michelle Leonard.