Kinya Sogawa: Shakuhachi Exploration
With Ned Rothenberg, Elizabeth Brown, Ralph Samuelson & Laurie Sogawa
OFFSITE EVENT at Roulette
Sunday, September 23, 5 PM
Co-presented with and staged at Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY
Running time: 90 minutes
Tokyo shakuhachi virtuoso Kinya Sogawa makes his much anticipated full-length U.S. concert 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.
$15/$10 Japan Society & Roulette members, students & seniors.
To purchase tickets visit www.roulette.org or call (917) 267-0363 (Japan Society members, please use code "japansociety" for discount).