Congratulations to everyone who
participated in the 2004 New York Shakuhachi Festival! By
all accounts it was an overwhelming success and we thank all the talented
and enthusiastic individuals who participated from around the world.
Special thank you to Aoki Reibo Sensei, Araki Kodo Sensei, and Kawase
Junsuke Sensei. Special thank you to Yokoyama Katsuya Sensei and Murray
Hidary for bountiful financial support. Special thank you to David Wheeler
for his wonderful work as program emcee. A big thank you to all the
teachers and performers for your excellent contributions: Alan Nyoshin
Steir, Alcvin Takegawa Ramos, Andrew MacGregor, Anne Norman, Aoki Shoji,
Barry Nyosui Weiss, Brian Ritchie, Bronwyn Kirkpatrick, Christopher
Yohmei Blasdel, Cynthia Nyoen Chaffee, Daniel Nyohaku Soergel, David
Wheeler, Eaisung Shin, Elizabeth Brown, Elizabeth Reian Bennett, Fujiwara
Dozan, Furuya Teruo, Hiraoka Yoko, Ishigure Masayo, James Nyoraku Schlefer,
Jim (James) Franklin, John Kaizan Neptune, John Singer, Jorge Alfano,
Kakizakai Kaoru, Karl Signell, Kawamura Taizan, Kiku Day, Kimula Mika,
Koga Masayuki, Kurahashi Yoshio, Marco Lienhard, Martha Fabrique, Matama
Kazushi, Matsushita Shunzan, Mitsuhashi Kifu, Miyoshi Genzan, Monty
Levenson, Murai Eigoro, Nakamura Akikazu, Nancy Beckman, Pauline Oliveros,
Perry Yung, Peter Hill, Philip Gelb, Ralph Samuelson, Robert A. Jonas,
Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin, Sakai Shodo, Sekino Hideo, Simura Zenpo,
Slant Performance Group, Stan Richardson, Steve Cohn, T.M. (Tim) Hoffman,
Takahashi Ryudo, Takamizu Mutsumi, Takayama Ashley, Tanifuji Kozan,
Tomie Hahn, Tomoe Kaneko, Yamaguchi Shugetsu. Thank you to Malena Seldin
for creating the printed festival program and the festival t-shirts.
Thank you to our sponsors and the folks at NYU. Thank you to those who
donated items for the auction. Thank you to Cynthia Chaffee and Harvey
Balopole for the beautiful festival banner on display at the NYU Kimmel
Concert Series DVDs - Order
forms can be downloaded (Acrobat PDF 700K). Print and mail the order
form to order your 6-DVD set (or any combination of single DVDs) of
the concert series from the festival. Order forms will also be available
online soon. DVD production by VantagePointVideo.com.
Shakuhachi Auction - A
few exceptional shakuhachi donated by highly cherished makers were sold
at auction on Sunday, August 1, 2004. Two or three flutes remain
for anyone interested in purchasing a high-end flute at a lower than
of the Concert
Program and Daily
Read the PRESS
for the festival.
hand crafted items designed by Karen Hill.
Shakuhachi Vendors - check
out the list of makers and vendors in our Sponsors
and Vendors section.
available in the Concerts
Section and on the Daily
All performers and their pieces are
listed. Check out the very rich and diverse program.