Look & Listen: Japanese Art and Music, Kurahashi Yodo II, shakuhachi, with Frank Feltens Online
Explore the sounds of the shakuhachi (bamboo flute) through Japanese history and the kinds of visual arts that expressed similar themes, including nature, Zen Buddhism, and the opening of the country to the outside world during the Meiji era. Our guides will be the venerable shakuhachi master Kurahashi Yodo II, who has performed worldwide for half a century, and curator Frank Feltens, whose recent exhibitions explored the Shinto religious art, Hokusai, and modern woodblock prints.
Kurahashi Yodo II has performed internationally on shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) for more than fifty years, in China, Malaysia, Canada, Israel, Bermuda, Australia, and throughout Europe and the United States. He is deeply schooled in ancient solo music of Zen Buddhist honkyoku, but his repertoire ranges from the classical music of the Edo period to the most exciting new music written more recently for shakuhachi. He last performed at the Freer and Sackler in 2015.
Frank Feltens is the Japan Foundation Assistant Curator of Japanese Art at the Freer and Sackler.
This event is not being hosted by the SJR State Library. We are sharing news of this free event because it is related to the curriculum offered at the College and, therefore, may be of interest to our students, faculty, and staff.
- Thursday, December 3, 2020
- 6:00pm - 7:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- This is an online event. Event URL: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OVNCBTliQSWaSv2bLGa9Iw