2004 New York Shakuhachi Festival



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  2004 New York Shakuhachi Festival    
Official Homepage
 Shakulute Performance! 
 On January 31, Monty Levenson invited me to the festival.
I had the distinct honor of being invited to it.
This is the first recognition to the world for the Shakulute.
On the first stage, I play it within eight minutes as well as the other shakuhachi performers and teachers.
On the second stage, I perform my original music in the other room for seventy-five minutes.
 July 29-August 1, 2004 
from 2004 NYSF official homepage
In the spirit of the three great International Shakuhachi Festivals that have gone before,
we are very pleased to announce the upcoming Fourth International Shakuhachi Festival
to take place in the Summer of 2004.
This exciting world-class event will be held in the heart of Greenwich Village, New York City,
from July 29 - August 1, 2004, at the brand new Performing Arts facilities
on the campus of New York University.
In addition to the gracious sponsorship of New York University, the festival will be presented
by two not-for-profit 501c3 organizations: The Traditional Japanese Music Society of New York,
and Exposure Project for the Arts. The list of sponsors is growing -check the sponsors section of this site
for the latest information or to become a sponsor.
 Provide a diverse program of classes, panel discussions and concerts for Shakuhachi players of all levels,
from the top teachers and performers of all the major schools and styles:
Kinko-Ryu, Tozan-Ryu, ChikuHo-Ryu,
Ueda-Ryu, Neza-Sa-Ha (Kinpu-Ryu), as well as Dokyoku, Myoan (Meian) Style and pieces played by Jin Nyodo.
The event will provide a valuable opportunity for Shakuhachi players in the United States and around the world,
to come together and share experiences and techniques.
We hope to provide a balanced mix of learning and entertainment for all.

  Participation by the top shakuhachi performers, teachers, and makers from around the world,
including Living National Treasure of the Shakuhachi, Aoki Reibo Sensei
(see his biography under Teachers and Performers).
Panel discussion of women Shakuhachi players followed by a concert of women players (first time ever!)
Panel discussion on shakuhachi construction and repair. Three ongoing simultaneous classrooms,
daily teachings in Honkyoku, Gaikyoku, Minyo, Shinkyoku, Gidaimono, etc.
Concerts and open-mic performance opportunities
      Thu July 29, 2004 Evening    "Open Mic"
      Fri July 30, 2004 Evening     "Shakuhachi & other Instruments"
       Fri July 30, 2004 Evening     "Traditional" (Honkyoku and Gaikyoku)
      Sat July 31, 2004 Evening     "Shakulute Concert"9:00-10:15
                           "Women Shakuhachi Masters"
      Sun August 1, 2004 Afternoon  "Modern"
      Sun August 1, 2004 Evening    "Honkyoku"

  Please look at Mr. Monty Levenson's HP ('Shakulute'
  and '<Links>Shakuhachi Players & Teachers'
   I'm introduced in these pages with the photos.
     Web Site:(Shakulute)     http://www.shakuhachi.com/Q-Models-Headjoint-WER.html/
        (Links P&T)    http://www.shakuhachi.com/L.ShakuhachiPlayers.html
(Main Menu)  http://www.shakuhachi.com