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.