Concert/Lecture on Shakuhachi by Riley Lee

Tue, 04/24/2012 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
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Just the Sound of Bamboo?

The shakuhachi is a paradox.  A piece of bamboo with five finger holes, it is one of the simplest of all musical instruments. Yet in the hands of a master, the shakuhachi is one of the most expressive, rivaled perhaps only by the human voice. Riley Lee, one such master, will discuss and demonstrate this paradox in this talk and musical performance.

>From Wikipedia:

Riley Kelly Lee is an American-born, Australian-based, shakuhachi player and teacher. In 1980 he became the first non-Japanese person to attain the rank of Dai Shihan (grand master) in the shakuhachi tradition.

He has published scholarly articles and book reviews in leading national and international musicology journals, such as Ethnomusicology and Asian Music.

Dr. Lee has taught at Princeton University as a visiting Fellow and has made more than fifty commercially released recordings.
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