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Japan Shakuhachi Professional-players Network(JSPN)Establishment Commemoration Concert Live DVD

Are traditional shakuhachi pieces innovative? Performance by Japanese professional shakuhachi players

Friday, May 10, 2019  Toyosu Civic Center Hall
Organizer & Performance :Japan Shakuhachi Professional-players Network (JSPN)

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The traditional Shakuhachi standards“Sokaku-Reibo”and“Tsuru no sugomori”share a common theme of the parent-child bond between cranes, tracing the rearing of the young to the leaving of the nest.Compositions with these same names exist in every Shakuhachi school and faction, and even now are often played and performed. The fact that so many different songs with the same names are in existence implies that musicians have over time repeatedly created new and innovative arrangements for them while prizing the distinctive techniques and performance methods they require. Shakuhachi virtuosos of today gathered under one roof for a joint performance of these and other well-known pieces. As well as music handed down within each school/faction, the event also featured performance of unique interpretations based on research
of various documents and music sources. The audience was also treated to new works by contemporary Shakuhachi composers, as well as new works and large-scale performances by members of the Network.

■Part I
kinkoryu-Honkyoku “SOKAKU-REIBO”
 Shakuhachi-solo Jumei Tokumaru
 Shakuhachi-solo Kuniyoshi Sugawara
Tozanryu-Honkyoku “TSURU-NO-SUGOMORI”
 Shakuhachi Hozan Nomura, Dozan Fujiwara
Renpoken・Kizenken “TSURU-NO-SUGOMORI”
 Shakuhachi-solo Keisuke Zenyoji
■Part Ⅱ
“JYAKUMETSU-NO-UTA” poetry of nirvana
                    Comp:Soh Tanomura/World Premiere 2019
 ShakⅠAkihisa Kominato, ShakⅡ Takuya Iwata, ShakⅢ Hiromu Motonaga, ShakⅣ Kohei Matsumoto,
 ShakⅤ Bizan Tomotsune, ShakⅥ Kenichi Tajima, ShakⅦ Akihiito Obama, ShakⅧ Junya Okochi,
Transformation by the Palestrina Counterpoint Method “TSURU NO SUGOMORI”
                    Comp:Kumiko Takahashi/2007
 ShakⅠSeizan Ishigaki, ShakⅡ Kizan Kawamura
“CraneSpotting” for 3 groups of shakuhachi ensembles
                    Comp:Kazunori Miyake/World Premiere 2019
 Shak-solo I (1.6) Shozan Tanabe
 Shak-solo II (1.8) Dozan Fujiwara
 Shak-solo III (2.3) Kaoru Kakizakai
 Shak-ensemble I (1.6) Seizan Ishigaki, Hozan Nomura, Jumei Tokumaru,Yukihiko Mitsuka
 Shak-ensembleII (1.6) Takuya Iwata, Keisuke Zenyoji, Bizan Tomotsune
 Shak-ensembleIII (1.8) Junya Okochi, Retsuzan Tanabe, Soh Tanomura
 Shak-ensembleⅣ (1.8) Toshimitsu Ishikawa, Akihiito Obama, Akihisa Kominato
 Shak-ensembleⅤ(2.3) Kizan Kawamura, Kuniyoshi Sugawara, Kohei Matsumoto
 Shak-ensembleⅥ(2.3) Ryozan Sakata, Kenichi Tajima, Hiromu Motonaga

Japan Shakuhachi Professional-players Network (JSPN)
Consisting solely of professional Shakuhachi musicians, the Network was founded in July, 2018 for the principle purpose of enhancing the value of Shakuhachi music and musicians, and contributing to the development and diffusion of Japanese culture. Recognizing the diversity, personality and individuality of Shakuhachi music, the Network boosts research on and
improvement of the instrument itself, promotes research and analysis of Shakuhachi music, and encourages information-sharing regarding playing techniques and teaching; and by means of flexible ideas and a high level of musicianship based on the abundant experience of its members, the Network intends to become a source of communication and promotion for new Shakuhachi music in its ongoing activities.

JSPN Secretariat
E-mail  Official-webpage
Contact Retsuzan Tanabe +81-(0)90-8047-7760

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