Monday, June 05, 2006

Shakuhachi

I play the shakuhachi: the traditional end-blown Japanese flute. Last March I had the opportunity to be in on a session with electric sitarist Philip Lampe and electronic tweaker Robert Manzke. The two create and perform ambient soundfield pieces, often with multimedia and various programmed segments interwoven with live playing. Take a look at Spiralzero and Repeatpeak to see more of this interesting collection of experimental music, visuals, and interactive presentations.

Check out that Lava Lamp and the cool blue LED spot. The metallic grey Naked Eye is on the stand tilted forward so I could play both front and back of the mic.

Converting a recorder into a rakuhachi

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Condenser mics sound horrible on a shakuhachi. The ribbon is the way to go.