… 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…
Autumn Shakuhachi at The Forge
Another peaceful evening in the Shakuhachi series at The Forge. Gentle tones to welcome in the autumn mood of falling leaves and inner contemplation.
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...