Finally the last piece for my CD with the 5 pieces composed for me during my PhD project has been recorded! Yay! Wild was for jinashi shakuhachi and double choir was recorded 15-16 March 2014!
It was beautifully sung by the Copenhagen Camerata Choir, skillfully led by Jakob Hultberg and just as skillfully captured by amazing sound engineer Viggo Mangor. Roxanna Panufnik flew over from London to listen as well and make sure we did a good job! 🙂
Can’t wait till editing it and getting the CD out! 🙂
Recording of Roxanna Panufnik’s Wild Ways with the Camerata Choir
On the 15th March 2014, I will record the last of the five pieces written for me during my PhD project. It is Roxanna Panufnik’s Wild Ways for jinashi shakuhachi and choir. The Camerata Choir will take care of the singing.
I am very much looking forward to it! And hopefully within not too long I can release the CD.
Just back home again from Prague Shakuhachi Festival. This festival was smaller but the line-up of guests was extremely good and interesting. Mitsuhashi Kifu (shakuhachi), Mika Kimura (voice), Kikuo Yuji (strings: koto, shamisen and kokyū and he also plays biwa), Tanaka Takafumi (chief editor of Hōgaku Journal) and Christopher Yohmei Blasdel (shakuhachi). Apart from that we were Pamela Kurstin on theremin, Jim Franklin, Gunnar Jinmei Linder, Vlastislav Matoušek and myself on shakuhachi.
Great music, great students, great place and great discussions – all about shakuhachi ! ! ! 🙂
I will be teaching and performing at the annual European Shakuhachi Summer School in Barcelona 25 – 28 July 2013.
The European Shakuhachi Society organises a summer school every year at a new place in Europe. This time is is Barcelona, Spain.
See the website and the full schedule here:
This year it will be a quiet summer. I am rewriting my thesis into a book. So most of the sumer will be focusing on the writing… ad then of course the European Shakuhachi Summer School in Barcelona 25-28 July 2013. I will also be at the Prague Shakuhachi Festival 23-27 August 2013.