… the search for the purity of a simple melodic line, a fascination with the study of different musical traditions around the world, and a call to explore inner realms through the dimension of sound…a journey that leads to the edge of silence and back…
Following the Breath, Following the Heart
Solo shakuhachi concert at The Forge Yoga centre in Totnes on April 30th 8pm. New and Old music for solo shakuhachi in a candle-lit atmosphere ... feeling the silence between the notes ... with gentle incense from Japanese temple, and the evocative sounds of temple bowls, bells and gongs ... Entrance by donation.
Two Rivers tour May 2016
Two Rivers will be playing a series of gigs in Glastonbury, Manchester, Leeds and other Yorkshire venues in May, including the Ganapati Groove festival in Sheffield. See Events calendar.
Matthew Barley and I recently spent an evening playing in the beautiful acoustic of St Johns Church, Bridgetown. We played all through the night until dawn, and recorded several hours of material that I am now editing for a new album of duets for cello and shakuhachi. Read more about Matthew Barley here...
Concert for the Dalai Lama
In April 2014 I was invited to play some shakuhachi meditation music for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, in Kyoto, Japan. A special moment.
My next album release will be the new solo shakuhachi album Cellular Transformations. A suite of new compositions exploring extended performance techniques on the shakuahchi - a series of musical meditations on the fractalising patterns of microscopic cell life and inter-galactic evolution.
I have begun a new collaboration with the singer Chloë Goodchild. Chloë is the founder of the Naked Voice, a transforming practice of self-awareness and conscious communication skills through singing. We are doing a series of concerts in collaboration with viola player Christoffer de Graal and other musicians, and have begun making recordings for a new album. Read more about Chloë Goodchild here...