David Wheeler "Kansuke II": 9/19/11

David Wheeler "Kansuke II"

Transcending Time and Space

Monday, September 19 at Centennial Hall, the UCCS campus

7:30 p.m.  NEW TIME!!

$10 suggested donation at the door
Students are FREE!



The Shakuhachi is Japan's traditional vertical bamboo flute with five finger holes. It is an ancient instrument, yet due to its  versatility, it has a uniquely contemporary appeal with a broad-ranging repertoire that transcends the constricts of time and space.

Internationally recognized shakuhachi master David Wheeler (Kansuke II) will presenting a concert of solo pieces, introducing and performing works of secular and spiritual music spanning 400 years from the classics of the 18th and 19th centuries to modern works of the 20th and 21st centuries.

David Wheeler lived in Japan for twenty years studying and performing the shakuhachi with some of Japan's finest traditional masters and ensembles, beginning in Tokyo in 1977 with Junsuke Kawase III, head of the Chikuyu-sha school of Kinko Style classical shakuhachi performance. In 2008, in recognition of three decades of performing, production and teaching activities, he received the performance name Kansuke II. Kansuke's professional career started in Tokyo, and has since taken him all over Japan and around the world. He has had a central role in every major world shakuhachi festival since the first in Bisei, Japan in 1994, and including Boulder (98), Tokyo (02), New York (04) and Sidney (08). His work aims at crossing musical and artistic barriers both within and outside of the Japanese traditional performing arts world. He now teaches and performs in universities and festivals all over the world from his homebase in Boulder. Don't miss this unique event to hear David, Kansuke II, here in Colorado Springs.