Workshop

Gagaku Workshop for Composers
WORKSHOP

Gagaku Workshop for Composers

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 — 5:30 PM

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This rare intensive workshop for music professionals and composers focuses on the three gagaku instruments made of bamboo—sho, hichiriki and ryuteki—and their particular pitches, scales and playing techniques. Offering hands-on opportunities to work with these instruments, the workshop is led by master musicians Ko Ishikawa, Hitomi Nakamura and Takeshi Sasamoto from Japan, with guest composers Mamoru Fujieda, Gene Coleman, Ken Ueno and Carlos Sanchez-Guttierez for discussion. The session is geared towards developing new compositions for these ancient instruments. Held in conjunction with Gagaku Revolution: New Sounds of Ancient Bamboo. Max. 14 people.

Workshop participants receive member price to the Gagaku Revolution Concert.

Presented in association with the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies, Columbia University.

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