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TAIKO RECORDING ARTIST & PERFORMER

Berklee College of Music Graduate

Performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center

Touring Member of Amanojaku 2006-2011

Two-Time National Odaiko Champion

Isaku Kageyama is one of the most recorded taiko artists, combining decades of training in Japan with modern music production techniques to produce work that is authentic and creative.  His unique skillset as a performer, producer, and engineer has made Isaku a first-call collaborator for the recording studio as well as live performances.

His resume includes recordings for video games such as Ghost of Tsushima, tours with the Japan Foundation, residencies with The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, and performances at venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

Dedicated to promoting the beauty of Japanese music, he has produced virtual instruments, sample libraries, and loop packs that showcase the breadth of traditional Japanese instruments including Kageyama Taikos, Hybrid Studio Taiko and Onshoku: Taiko Rhythms.

Formerly a principal drummer of Tokyo-based taiko ensemble Amanojaku, he holds a Bachelor of Music from the Berklee College of Music and Master of Arts in Teaching from Longy School of Music of Bard College.

Additionally, he is a two-time National Odaiko Champion, becoming the youngest person to win highest honors at the Mt. Fuji Odaiko Contest in 2000, and Hokkaido in 2003.

Isaku has held clinics at Berklee College of Music, Brown, Cornell, UC Davis, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Connecticut, Wellesley, Los Angeles Taiko Institute, and all major Taiko Conferences including NATC, ECTC, ITI.

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Congrats @alya.michelson on a wonderful holiday release!  Thank you for having me on the taiko d....
Congrats @alya.michelson on a wonderful holiday release! Thank you for having me on the taiko drum version of “Little Drummer Boy.” Very grateful to be a part of an album featuring @ericclapton, The ...
Get this taiko loop for free until 12.04.2023DOWNLOAD LINK IN BIO.Loop inspired by Queen Omega ....
Get this taiko loop for free until 12.04.2023
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Loop inspired by Queen Omega “No Love” which is a remix of Dr. Dre “The Next Episode” which samples David McCallum “The Edge.”
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Megan Thee Stallion - Cobra.Really expands what we expect from a Megan Thee Stallion track.  Gre....
Megan Thee Stallion - Cobra
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Really expands what we expect from a Megan Thee Stallion track. Great production, gritty guitar and vocal textures. All super unexpected but they work together.
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Wow!  One heck of a song.  Dua Lipa - Houdini.@dualipa @carolineailin @dannylharle @tameimpala @....
Wow! One heck of a song. Dua Lipa - Houdini
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AI Machine Learning Metronome App
AI Machine Learning Metronome App Amazing new metronome app uses cutting edge artificial intelligence and machine learning!
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Taiko x Granular Synthesis Vol. 4 - Bloom
Taiko x Granular Synthesis Vol. 4 - Bloom Isaku describes working with singer and sound healer Ayumi Ueda, and the creative process of designing synths and textures from taiko recordings. All sounds you hear aside from Ayumi's vocals are gen ...
Taiko x Granular Synthesis Vol. 3 - Forbidden Love
Taiko x Granular Synthesis Vol. 3 - Forbidden Love Isaku describes working with singer-songwriter Sumie Kaneko, and the creative process of designing synths and textures from taiko recordings. All sounds you hear aside from Sumie's vocals are generat ...