Takaaki (aka, 'Taki') Masuko

An unconventional and versatile drummer, Masuko remains best known as the source of the "astonishing centrifugal force” and “breathtakingly complex rhythms” (The Cleveland Plain Dealer) that made Ithaca, NY’s The Horse Flies an internationally beloved cult band. His forty+ year career encompasses solo work, recordings, live performances, and collaborations with artists ranging from David Byrne and Les Miserable Brass Band to Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura, Richie StearnsSabana BlancaTapestrythe Zamir Chorale of Boston, and Telltale Crossing, among many others.