Tokyo shakuhachi virtuoso Kinya Sogawa makes his much
anticipated U.S. debut! Unique to the shakuhachi world in that he is both a brilliant performer and highly acclaimed instrument maker, Sogawa is active in diverse genres of traditional and contemporary music--including enka
and even video game music. For this all-shakuhachi exploration, Sogawa performs a wide range of music from meditative solo pieces passed down by the komuso wandering monks of the 17th century to new 21st-century works by composers Ned Rothenberg and Elizabeth Brown that expand the sonic language of that tradition, creating new possibilities for the instrument.
Co-presented with Roulette and Japan Society