Kinya Sogawa: Shakuhachi Exploration

September 23, 2012
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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 or call (917) 267-0363 (Japan Society members, please use code "japansociety" for discount).

Images: Rothenberg © Lois Ellison. Brown © Peter Schaaf. Samuelson © Magdalena Sole. Sogawa.

  • Sunday, September 23, 2012
  • 5:00 pm