The shakuhachi is an end-blown flute, usually fashioned from a single piece of the root-end of a Madake bamboo.

 

 

The solo honkyoku repertoire has long been associated with Japanese Zen through its application as a spiritual tool. All sounds produced on the instrument are included in its music.

 

 

 

David has been playing shakuhachi for more than a decade, and, as the the recipient of an Arts SA - Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi Japan Travel Fund, spent 2009 furthering his study of the instrument with renowned sensei Kaoru Kakizakai and Atsuya Okuda, in Japan.

 

David Kotlowy
David Kotlowy
David Kotlowy