Heaven-reigning War Drums

Sky-reaching Beats of Souls

Inspired by the famous Donggang Royal Lord Festival in southern Taiwan, this piece is a richly layered sound experience comprising solos, unisons and rounds. The overwhelming drumbeats push the event to its climax and deliver a heart-warming prayer to the heaven. The raging momentum mustered from the performers’ very soul creates not just rumbling drumbeats but also a heartfelt prayer, with large, rhythmic body movements resembling the joyous dances in festivals. All in all, a distinctive drum piece that portrays Taiwan’s temple fair scenes!