Naomi Guilbert is a writer who set aside writing in 1995 to focus on music when she co-founded the Winnipeg based professional taiko group Fubuki Daiko with her husband, Hiroshi Koshiyama. Guilbert received her formative training with Grandmaster Seiichi Tanaka and the San Fransicso Taiko Dojo where she was also a principal instructor. She has since gone on to perform and teach across North America with Fubuki Daiko.
One of the group’s principal composers, she has also collaborated with many other artists including The Winnipeg Singers, The Northern Plains Ballet Company, Absent Sound, Ron Paley, Moses Mayes, Mu Daiko and Enso Daiko. She also performs with the drumming group Drummers United. Compositions include Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride with Hiroshi Koshiyama and Under the Same Sky with Phoebe Man in 1996, Yorokobi in 1998, She Had Some Horses from the poem by Joy Harjo used with permission in 1999/2014, Zanshin in 2002, Z’étoile in 2009, and Yokoso with Hiroshi Koshiyama in 2010. In 2010, Guilbert was Deep Bay Artist-in-Residence at Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba.