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Summer Rising

I received a City Artist Corps grant and did a concert with Taiko on August 28th. also held an East Winds Ensemble concert on 9/4 in Bruce's garden both by Isham park. I wanted to thank all the people who…

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NY Times review

short review but  better than nothing..

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/26/arts/music/new-juilliard-ensembles-focus-festival-under-joel-sachs.html?_r=0

 

Then came the first exception to Mr. Sachs’s general avoidance of Japanese instruments, Toshio Hosokawa’s “Voyage X — Nozarashi” (2009), a sort of concerto for shakuhachi, a bamboo flute, and small orchestra…

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About the Shakuhachi

I have discovered this wonderful instrument when I was 18 in Japan. It seems to be an instrument that people respond to in their college years. some have come across it when their were very young but probably because someone…

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New CD :

 

福田蘭童, 1905–1976 ERATA for actually CD booklet-We apologize for the mistake!!!!! One typo in Japanese: Fukuda Rando Kanji should be:福田蘭童 Ran was misspelled - it was found out only after printing was done...

 

CD is available and on sale tomorrow…

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Japan trip

Looking forward to some concerts in Japan.

Will be performing with different artists and I am looking forward to the different styles that I will get to play with in Tokyo with violin and piano and Hiroshima with Koto and…

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tales form Brazilian trip in November

Concert tour to Brasilia and Recife 11/11.

 

After a night flight to Brazil, Masayo Ishigure and me finally arrived in Brasilia. Someone from the Embassy had come to pick us up along Mitsuki Dazai who had already arrived earlier. We…

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Autumn

We are excited about this coming autumn period. I am working on a new composition for a grant in Washington Heights. This is a new piece to celebrate one of our local Hero Bruce Reynolds who died at the WTC…