The Siege of Busanjin was a battle fought at Busan between Japanese and Korean forces on April 14, 1592.
Japanese forces surrounded the fort of Busan and within hours the Korean fort was decimated.
This piece for drumming ensemble embodies the brutality and power of the Siege of Busanjin and draws inspiration from traditional Taiko drumming ensembles. Driving rhythms and large movements combine with extreme rhythmic precision to bring an enormous piece for drumming ensemble.
Siege of Busanjin 1592 was recorded and filmed on the 8th of November 2020 at the Old Museum Building, Brisbane QLD.
Video below features: Nozomi Omote, Fraser Matthew, Jamee Seeto, John Parker, Lachlan Hawkins, Callum Farquharson.
With thanks to Andrew Johnson from Golden Lab Creative!