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2nd June UPDATE: WORLD SHAKUHACHI FESTIVAL PRAGUE 2016
1 year today to opening concert!

The WSF2016 teams – ESS, 108Hz in Prague and Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshūkan as our Japanese organising partners – are excited to say the planning and preparations for the 2016 World Shakuhachi Festival are in full swing and going well. The first ever WSF in Europe is shaping up to be a great event.

Save these dates:

2 June 2016 – Opening concert

3-6 June 2016 – Festival dates

The WSF2016 will feature an extensive range of concerts, lectures, masterclasses, workshops, symposia and specially commissioned compositions and collaborations.

So best to bookmark our website – www.wsf2016.com – and our WSF2016 facebook page and check back for updates in the coming months as more details about the festival will be announced.

WSF2016 logo – please feel free to share!

You can also contact us on info@wsf2016.com with any queries.

So RO-on and hopefully see you next year!

web and publicity committee
WSF2016



The ESS committee is very saddened to report that the shakuhachi teacher, Dieter Zuishō Nanz, from Geneva, Switzerland passed away on 20th May, 2015. He left behind his wife Shigeko and his son Masaru.

Dieter was already a professional flute player and a musicologist when he began to study the shakuhachi in 1999. He studied with Kakiuchi Sanpū and Tajima Tadashi and received his shihan from the Jikisō ryū in 2008. He worked at the Musée d’ethnographie de Genève and will be greatly missed by his family, students, friends and by the whole shakuhachi community.

Dieter Zuishō Nanz

Dieter Zuishō Nanz



* * * ESS SUMMERSCHOOL PARIS 2015 – LIST OF TEACHERS * * *

Paris 2015 teachers (english)

Paris 2015 enseignants (français)

** NEW ESS NEWSLETTER ** VOL1 2015

The new ESS members’ newsletter Vol.1 2015 has been published
and you can find it in the Publication section here: Publications/Newsletter

ESS NL Vol1 2015

* * * NEWS 30 JAN 2015: ESS SUMMERSCHOOL PARIS 2015 – REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN * * *

Paris 2015 ‘Cost & Booking’ (english)

Paris 2015 ‘Coût et Réservation’ (français)

* * * NEWS 29 NOV 2014: ESS SUMMERSCHOOL PARIS 2015 – ACCOMMODATION INFO * * *

Paris 2015 accommodation (english)

Paris 2015 hébergement (français)

** NEW ESS NEWSLETTER ** VOL3 2014 JUST PUBLISHED

The new ESS newsletter Vol.3 2014 has just been published.
It features new articles and information around the shakuhachi, including a report from this year Summer School in Radolfzell – you can find it in the Publication section here: Publications/Newsletter

ESS NL Vol3 2014


** CD REVIEWS ** NEW CD REVIEW JUST ADDED

Cornelius Shinzen Boots – Mountain Hermit’s Secret Wisdom

Secret Wisdom

You can read the review here: Publications/CD Reviews


** RADOLFZELL SUMMER SCHOOL 2014 – PHOTOS **

The ESS Summer School in Radolfzell has just finished. Four days of great workshops and concerts!

Summer School participants and teachers perform Katsuya Yokoyama’s composition “Goru” in Allensbach

For more photos and information please visit: Summer Schools/Radolfzell-2014


** CD REVIEWS ** NEW REVIEWS JUST ADDED

Véronique Piron reviews two new CD releases by this years
ESS Summer School Japanese guest teachers:

Furuya Teruo, Matama Kazushi & Kakizakai Kaoru – Fudo
and Furuya Teruo – Ukigumo.

Fudo

Ukigumo

Jim Franklin reviews the new LP release Recovery Suite by David Ross (electronics) & Clive Bell (shakuhachi)

Recovery Suite

You can read them here: Publications/CD Reviews


** NEW ESS NEWSLETTER ** VOL2 2014 JUST PUBLISHED

The new ESS newsletter Vol.2 2014 has just been published.
It features new articles and information around the shakuhachi – you can find it in the Publication section here: Publications/Newsletter

ESS NL Vol2 2014


** APRIL UPDATE: **
Radolfzell Summer School draft schedule uploaded
Visit the Schedule & Concerts page to download the latest schedule.


** MARCH UPDATE: **
INDIVIDUAL LESSONS with Furuya Teruo, Matama Kazushi and Kakizakai Kaoru at Radolfzell 2014
Please see the Teachers page on the Radolfzell 2014 website for details of how to book an individual lesson in the days prior to the Radolfzell Summer School.


** NEW ESS NEWSLETTER ** VOL1 2014 JUST PUBLISHED

The new ESS newsletter Vol.1 2014 has just been published.
It features new articles and information around the shakuhachi – you can find it in the Publication section here: Publications/Newsletter

ESS NL Vol1 2014


** CD REVIEWS ** NEW REVIEW JUST ADDED

Rodrigo Rodriguez – The Road Of Hasekura Tsunenaga reviewed by Clive Bell.
You can read it in the CD Review section here: Publications/CD Reviews

Rodrigo
Rodriguez


** SUMMER SCHOOL UPDATE **  RADOLFZELL 2014 – REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

In 2014, the European Shakuhachi Summer School will be held from June 19 to 22, in the town of Radolfzell in southern Germany, on the shores of Bodensee, the lake separating Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

The focus of the 2014 Summer School will be honkyoku, with emphasis on the lineage of Yokoyama Katsuya as propagated by the Koksuai Shakuhachi Kenshukan, as well as contemporary music for shakuhachi. Other schools and directions will, of course, also be represented and taught, including Tozan and Kinko.

Radolfzell

For more information and to register please visit: http://radolfzell2014.shakuhachisociety.eu


** CD REVIEWS ** TWO NEW REVIEWS JUST ADDED

Clive Bell reviews two recent releases in the CD Review section:
Chiku Za – Take To Iki and Sabu Orimo – Kamakura Juniso. You can read them here: Publications/CD Reviews

Chiku Za

Sabu Orimo


** BARCELONA 2013 **  VIEW VIDEOS & PHOTOS OF THE 2013 SUMMER SCHOOL

The European Shakuhachi Society Summer School 2013 was held in Barcelona, Spain and was a great success. The activities included the teaching of four different honkyoku lines (Chikuho, KSK, Kinko  & Zensabo), contemporary music (both regarding composing and performing), beginners groups, min’yo, shamisen, koto, meditation and the body in practice. In addition to the classes we had conferences on several topics by both composers and teachers.
Contemporary music was an important part of the event and featured special commission of five compositions for solo shakuhachi, that were premiered during the teachers concerts. There also were one student concert and one “open mic night”.

The list of teachers included: Kaoru Kakizakai, Gunnar Jinmei Linder, Veronique Piron, Kiku Day, Jim Ashley Franklin, Yoshie Sakai (koto), Fumie Hihara (shamisen & koto) and Vika Kleiman (the body in practice). We had participants from countries as diverse as: Spain, UK, Holland, Germany, Norway, Italy, Russia, USA, Japan, Australia, and Greece among others.

The ESS coordinated with the “Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya” (ESMUC), one of the top official music teaching institution in Spain, to organize the event. Two more institutions joined in on the organization: the “Museu de la música de Barcelona” (Barcelona Music Museum) and the “L´Auditori” concert hall.

We were really fortunate to have an excellent venue – the shakuhachi making workshops at the Music Museum Workshop, the two teachers concerts at “L´Auditori” concert hall and all the rest of the activities at the ESMUC – all in the same building!

The videos & photos you can view here: Summer Schools/Barcelona 2013

We are looking forward seeing you at the next ESS Summer School in Radolfzell in 2014!


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