Visual and Performing Arts

Shakuhachi and Ichigenkin

Shakuhachi and Ichigenkin: Discovery in a Single Tone

October 11, 2017

Shakuhachi and Ichigenkin: Discovery in a Single Tone

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 7:30pm

Heller Center for Arts & Humanities

Elizabeth Brown and Ralph Samuelson, shakuhachi (vertical bamboo flute) Issui Minegishi, ichigenkin (one-string koto)

With roots in the principles of Zen Buddhism and in spiritual practice, these traditional Japanese instruments share an underlying aesthetic concept: the discovery of the world that lies within one note, one sound. The program includes both traditional works and new compositions such as Elizabeth Brown's 秋廻り来て "autumn comes round again", with poetry written by survivors of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

 
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