“Wanote” A New Tradition
Wanote ( Wa = Japan + note )
Wanote is a new genre of traditional Japanese music based on collective improvisation.
There are many genres in traditional Japanese music, each of which have different repertoires and normally we do not play together with players of different genre.
Wanote enables crossover collaborations for players around the world through collective improvisation on famous Japanese melodies such as “Sakura”.
The concept of Wanote was founded by composer Motoya Miyauchi. He formed the Metropolitan Wanote Band in 2017.