Concert starts at 7.30 pm at the JDZB, Admission free
Please register, phone (030) 839 07 123 or E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org (Registration only valid after our confirmation)
- Kyorei (Shakuhachi-Honkyoku in the stile of Myôan-Tradition)
- Kinuta Sugomori (Shakuhachi-Honkyoku in the stile of the Kinko School)
- HIROSE Ryôhei (1930-2008): Byoh—for Shakuhachi Solo
- MIKI Minoru (1930-2011): Tsukiyo no Kenshi (The Moonlight Warrior)
Christopher Yohmei BLASDEL began the shakuhachi and studies of Japanese music in 1972 with YAMAGUCHI Goro. In 1982 he received an MFA in ethnomusicology from Tôkyô University of Fine Arts and received his professional name “Yohmei” from YAMAGUCHI in 1984. Performing in Japan and around the world, BLASDEL maintains a balance between traditional shakuhachi music, modern compositions and cross-genre work with musicians, dancers, poets and visual artists.
BLASDEL’s discography includes Navarasa, a collaboration with shakuhachi and acoustic bass (2010), Breath Play (2007), Visionary Tones (2005) and several other CDs of traditional and contemporary music. He has composed and performed music for NHK documentaries and various films. He co-organized the Boulder World Shakuhachi Festival ’98, the Sydney Shakuhachi Festival 2008 and is senior artistic advisor to the yearly Prague Shakuhachi Festival. His writing include the most comprehensive and best-selling English language shakuhachi instruction book "The Shakuhachi—A Manual for Learning" (Printed Matter Press, 2008) and a semi-autobiographical essay "The Single Tone—A Personal Journey through Shakuhachi Music" (Printed Matter Press, 2005 — originally published in Japanese as Shakuhachi Odessei by Kawade Publishers, 2000, and winner of the prestigious Rennyo Award for non-fiction), details his experiences learning and playing the shakuhachi in Japan and around the world. He presently teaches Japanese music at Temple University in Tôkyô and is Artistic Director of the International House of Japan, Inc. BLASDEL holds a third-degree black belt in Aikidô and resides in Tôkyô.