PROFILE

足立 七海(組太鼓)
兵庫県出身。現代の組太鼓(和太鼓アンサンブル)形式を創始した創始者・小口大八・山本幹夫両氏のもとで10代から内弟子修行を経て公演班に所属。アメリカ、フランス、インドネシアなど国内外を巡演し諏訪大社太々神楽・御諏訪太鼓の一員としてNHK大河ドラマ、重低音スペシャルなどメディアにも出演。独立後、民謡、和楽器、アジア楽器などによる様々な編成の演奏ユニットに所属。2010年、故郷・兵庫県に拠点を移し、地域や学校と共同で郷土芸能の復興に寄与する音楽活動に方向転換。2010年・文化庁「子どものための優れた舞台体験事業」、2011年・兵庫県「乳幼児子育て応援事業」、2014年・JICA「アフリカ地域・地域保健担当官のための保健行政B(仏語圏)」などの音楽企画・構成・演奏・指導を担当。また屏風絵や古文書にのこる音世界の再現や、視覚的な要素を取り入れた舞台、各地で発掘された楽器の遺跡研究からの音楽制作など、日本の太鼓を通して、ジャンル、国籍、時代を超えた新しい世界に挑戦し続けている。近年は「身体のリズム」に音楽のルーツを見いだし、日本各地の作業唄、労働歌を調べながら、実際の農作業などを体験してリズムを抽出した作品制作を開始。2018年、イギリス各地の学校、カレッジで日本の米づくり、見立ての文化を取り入れたパフォーミングアートワークショップを行う。

Japanese Taiko Drummer and Vocalist born in Hyogo, Japan. Nami started to play Japanese Taiko Drumming and folk performing arts as a child, and at 10 years old, she went on a performing tour around Japan. Then, Nami learned to master the origin of Kumidaiko, Osuwa-daiko in Nagano. Nami learned Kumi-daiko from Daihachi Oguchi, an ancient stroke style from Mikio Yamamoto. She was selected as a world tour member and performed in the United States, France, and Indonesia. Then, she joined a female Japanese traditional instrunmental group produced by Akira Hayasaka, a novel writer, based in Tokyo and Kanagawa to perform with other Japanese and Chinese traditional instrunment players. In addition, Nami learned Folk Song Drumming from a Folk Song Singer, Shigeri Kizu. She was also a member of “Kizu Shigeri Syacyu”. Not only Nami plays Taiko Drums, but also she writes for school workbook, speciality magazines, and review clitique of CD as a Japanese Taiko Drum specialist. In 2010, Nami was appointed by Agency for Cultural Affairs to be a special lecturer for “ Great Perfoming Art Experiences for Child Project” and she was sent to Hyogo, her hometown. In a following year, Nami founded “Satooto Taiko School Kansai” in her hometown. She researched on Folk Performance Art and created new performing arts to pass on the extinguishing traditional performing arts. Getting supports from Hyogo Prefecture, she produced ”Miki Bujin-daiko” for town revitalize project with public school and local community. Nami also focuses on music in which she discovers and arrange old Shigoto-uta to make new sounding Taiko Drumming song. Those songs are good examples of her exceptional ability to regenerate traditional music from folk music and natural sounds in a new angle.

 

 

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