The National Flute Association
  2005 Annual Convention
         Convention Schedule P.10/19“SHAKUHACHI: OLD AND NEW DIRECTIONS”
         Convention Presenters
         Exhibitors P.15〜16/18“TAIHEI SHAKUHACHI FLUTES” :Monty Levenson & Shakulute

      ◎August 11-14, 2005

     Venue  Town & Country, San Diego ,California,USA

     August 11, Thursday Evening Headliner Concert
                             “ GALA EVENING RECITAL ”  ( 15 minutes :  2 pieces )

      ●Performer:  John Kaizan Neptune(shakuhachi)、Masayo Norikura(koto) 
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      ●Program: 1."Tsuru no Sugomori" (The Nesting Life of the Cranes)  7 minutes
                               Composer's Name: traditional (unknown) Date of Composition probably 1600s

               2."Five and Thirteen Are Prime Numbers"         7 minutes
                                Composer: John Kaizan Neptune     Date of Composition 1983

     ◎August 12, Friday Afternoon Concert (4:00−5:00PM)
                    Kozan & John Kaizan Neptune Shakulute/Shakuhachi  Joint Concert
                      “SHAKUHACHI: OLD AND NEW DIRECTIONS”
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            Regency Ballroom    John Kaizan Neptune and Wataru Kozan Tanifuji perform traditional
                           folk and classical Japanese shakuhachi music and new music/jazz on
                           standard shakuhachi and the shakulute: a Western flute with shakuhachi

                Shakulute               Shakuhachi 
            (Western flute with shakuhachi mouthpiece)      :John Kaizan Neptune(HP)
               :Wataru Kozan Tanifuji
                    Koto: Reiko Obata(HP)     Jushichi-gen Koto: Masayo Norikura

        PARTT (15 min.) : Shakuhachi:John Kaizan Neptune    Koto:Reiko Obata

                1."Itsuki no Komori Uta"   (Lullaby from Itsuki)         traditional         3 minutes
                2."Mogamigawa Funa Uta"  (Boat Song from Mogami River)  traditional folk music 3 minutes
                3."Bamboo Blues"  by John Kaizan Neptune (1951-), written 1978, unpublished    3 minutes
                4."Haru no Umi" (Spring Sea) by Michio Miyagi (1894-1956) written 1927,        6 minutes
         PARTU (20 min.): Shakulute:Kozan Tanifuji    Jushichi-gen Koto:Masayo Norikura

                1.Shakulute Solo:"The Space Between the Forest and Lake Onnetoh"
                                             by Wataru Kozan Tanifuji (1945-)
                                              written in 2003, unpublished  6 minutes

                2.Shakulute・Jushichi-gen Koto:"Aika "(An Elegy)〜Shizumeru Hitomi
                                                         (Melancholy Eyes)
                                             by Katsuhiko Yoshizaki (1954-)
                                             written in 1988          11minutes
        PARTV (15 min.)

                1."Take Five"      by Paul Desmond,      witten in 1959   5 minutes
                       Shakuhachi: John Kaizan Neptune   Koto:Reiko Obata  Jushichi-gen:Masayo Norikura

                2."In the Air"      by John Kaizan Neptune, written in 1985   9 minutes
                       Shakuhachi: John Kaizan Neptune        Shakulute: Kozan Tanifuji
                            Koto: Reiko Obata        Jushichi-gen Koto : Masayo Norikura