Aeolian Trio Performs in September
The shakuhachi, a Japanese traditional bamboo flute that is rooted in Zen Buddhism, meets the guitar, a Spanish folk instrument that became a giant of jazz, rock and pop. In ancient times the shakuhachi was carried from the Middle East to Japan on the fabled Silk Road. Meanwhile, the guitar springs from flamenco and Renaissance traditions, and has antecedents in the Middle Eastern oud. These seemingly disparate traditions separated by two continents spring from the same cradle of civilization. Now, centuries later, in California, Tokyo, and New York, Japanese guitarist Kôfû Suwa and shakuhachi master Bruce Huebner join New York-based percussionist Todd Isler to reunite these ancient traditions and bring them into the 21st century.
They will be artists in residence September 16-20, with concerts in the Sykes Zen Garden at 12pm on Wednesday, September 19th, and Sykes Common Room at 7pm on Thursday, September 20th.
Both concerts are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Mark MacWilliams, Professor of Religious Studies.