TaikoOz is Australia-Japanese a high energy ensemble ronowned for its physicality and spirit. Combining the visceral power of the taiko with the ethereal, translucent sound of the bamboo shakuhachi. ThaikOz is exploring a synthesis of East and West, old and new. Since 1997 TaikOz has established a unique performance with a desire to create new music for today's audience. During First Night on Sydney Festival ensemble of more than 150 drummers performed extraordinary sound in space from Martin Place to The Mint on Macquarie Street.