ASS Melbourne Shakuhachi Workshop September 2018

The Australian Shakuhachi Society invites you to monthly ASS workshops in Melbourne to experience the art and sound of the Shakuhachi – the Japanese bamboo flute.

The workshops will be led by Lindsay Dugan. Each month we will focus on one of several genres, including Yokoyama style honkyoku, and Kinkoryū honkyoku and gaikyoku, along with relevant technical aspects such as meri technique, ergonomics, breath, ornamentation, and tone.

The September workshop will be split into two sessions. The Beginners session will run from 11:00 – 12:00, and the Int/Adv session from 15:00 – 17:30. Any beginners who join the first session are also welcome to attend the second session. You can play along, or simply observe.

For the September workshop, we will be looking at practice methods, simple folk tunes, and a honkyoku piece (Sanya Sugagaki).

Date and time:
Sunday September 30th 2018

Beginners session 11:00 – 12:00
Int/adv session 15:00 – 17:30

Level 1, 210 Berkeley St, Parkville.

Cost:
ASS Members: $35
Non-ASS members $45

What to bring:
The workshop will be taught on a standard 1.8 shakuhachi.

There will be a number of plastic Yuu shakuhachi available for use by absolute beginners on the day; please specify whether you need to borrow a flute when filling out your registration form. These flutes are also available for purchase.

Copies of notation used for the workshop will be available on the day, and also emailed out to registered participants before the event.

Music stands will be available.

Location:
Level 1, 210 Berkeley St, Parkville.

Access:
Trams running along Royal Parade, Parkville, provide easiest access to the venue. For detailed route and timetable information, please visit Yarra Trams.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Contact:
lindsay [at] lindsaydugan [dot] com or call 0415 305 777.


About Lindsay Dugan

Lindsay lived for ten years in Japan, studying classical honkyoku with Katsuya Yokoyama and Kaoru Kakizakai, and Kinkoryū honkyoku and gaikyoku with Jūmei Tokumaru.

He holds a Masters degree in shakuhachi performance from Tokyo Geidai (Tokyo University of the Arts), and is a shihan of the Chikushinkai/KSK.

Sydney Shakuhachi Workshop with Bronwyn Kirkpatrick

Sydney Workshop with Bronwyn Kirkpatrick

Sunday 2nd September, 2018 10am – 3pm

The Australian Shakuhachi Society invites you to a one-day workshop for beginner (not absolute beginner)/intermediate players, led by Shakuhachi Master Bronwyn Kirkpatrick.  In the workshop we will cover tone production, a honkyoku, a Rando piece and a Japanese folk song

Bronwyn_kirkpatrick2About Bronwyn

Bronwyn is a shihan (master) of the shakuhachi who studied with shakuhachi grand-master Dr Riley Lee in Sydney for seven years.  Bronwyn has been awarded numerous awards and prizes, including a Churchill Fellowship and an Australia Council Skills and Arts Development Grant, which enabled her to further her studies in Japan with Kaoru Kakizakai, Teruo Feruya, Kazushi Matama and Katsuya Yokoyama.  Bronwyn was a prize winner at the prestigious All-Japan National Music Competition (for Traditional Japanese instruments) in 2005 and a finalist at the S-1 World Grand Prix Competition at the World Shakuhachi Festival in 2008.  She performs regularly as a freelance artist, both as a soloist and in combination with western and traditional instruments.

Schedule: The workshop will be divided into morning and afternoon sessions, with the first session starting at 10am and breaking for lunch at 12pm.  The workshop will resume for the afternoon session at 1.00pm and the day will conclude at 3.00pm.

The Studio is located near a plethora of lunchtime choices including Paddy’s Markets and World Square.

Cost: $80 ASS members, $100 non ASS-members

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Location: Studio 52 Musos, level 5, studio 52, 647 George Street, Haymarket, Sydney.

The Studio is located upstairs and is a 5-10 minute walk from Central Station or Town Hall Station.   Parking is limited due to the Light Rail construction

  • What to bring:  The workshop will be taught on standard 1.8 shakuhachi.There will be no flutes available to borrow or purchase on the day.
  • Copies of notation used for the workshop will be supplied by the tutor.
  • Please bring a music stand
  • Coffee mug (tea and coffee will be provided.

If you have any questions please email Kerry: kking46@iinet.net.au; mobile 0408 295 146 or Bronwyn: bronwyn.kirkpatrick@bigpond.com; mobile 0413 239 938

Melbourne Shakuhachi Workshops 2017

Greetings ASS members,

The Australian Shakuhachi Society invites you to monthly ASS workshops in Melbourne to experience the art and sound of the Shakuhachi – the Japanese bamboo flute.

Each month we will focus on one of several genres, including Yokoyama style honkyoku and Kinkoryū honkyoku and gaikyoku, along with relevant technical aspects such as meri technique, ornamentation, and tone.

Date and time for the next workshop is:
Saturday July 8th 2017, 15:00 – 17:30
210 Berkeley St, Parkville.

Please arrive early for a 3pm start.

Dates for the next three workshops are: July 8, August 13, and September 17 (taught by Kakizakai Kaoru)

Cost:
ASS Members: $35
Non-ASS members $45
Absolute Beginners $25 (shakuhachi provided if needed)

What to bring:
The workshop will be taught on a standard 1.8 shakuhachi.

There will be a number of plastic Yuu shakuhachi available for use by absolute beginners on the day; please specify whether you need to borrow a flute when filling out your registration form. These flutes are also available for purchase.

Copies of notation used for the workshop will be available on the day, and also emailed out to registered participants before the event.

Music stands will be available.

Location:
University of Melbourne Ensemble Space, 210 Berkeley St, Parkville.

Access:
Trams running along Royal Parade, Parkville, provide easiest access to the venue. For detailed route and timetable information, please visit Yarra Trams.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

If you have any questions, please email Lindsay: lindsay[at]lindsaydugan[dot]com or call 0415 305 777.


About Lindsay Dugan

Lindsay lived for ten years in Japan, studying classical honkyoku with Katsuya Yokoyama and Kaoru Kakizakai.

He holds Masters degrees in shakuhachi performance from Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Tokyo Geidai (Tokyo University of the Arts), and is a shihan of the Chikushinkai.

ASS Melbourne Honkyoku Workshop with Riley Lee

ASS Shakuhachi Workshop, with Riley Lee
February 12, 2017

The Australian Shakuhachi Society invites you to a one-day workshop to experience the art and sound of the Shakuhachi – the Japanese bamboo flute.

The workshop will be taught by Grand Master Riley Lee. In addition to teaching a honkyoku piece, Riley will also lead us through breathing and sound production techniques.

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Photo: Rudi Van Starrex

Schedule: 
The workshop will be divided into morning and afternoon sessions, with the first session starting at 10.00 am and breaking for lunch at 12.00 pm. The workshop will resume for the afternoon session at 12.30 pm, and the day will conclude at 2.30 pm.

Breathing exercises, sound production, and honkyoku instruction will be divided between the sessions.

As the lunch break is not very long, and not many shops in the vicinity of the workshop are open on Sundays, we will have optional bento boxes delivered. Of course, you can bring your own lunch. Bottled water will be provided.

Cost:
ASS Members: $80.00
Non-ASS members $100.00
Absolute Beginners $60.00 (shakuhachi provided)

Optional bento box lunch +$20.00 (vegan and non-veg available)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

What to bring:
The workshop will be taught on a standard 1.8 shakuhachi.

There will be a number of plastic Yuu shakuhachi available for use by absolute beginners on the day; please specify whether you need to borrow a flute when filling out your registration form.

Copies of notation used for the workshop will be available on the day, and also emailed out to registered participants before the event.

Location: 
The Gryphon Gallery, 1888 Building, University of Melbourne Parkville Campus.

Click here for 1888 Building Map

Gryphon Gallery, University of Melbourne

Gryphon Gallery, University of Melbourne

Access:
The nearest tram stop is on Swanston St, Carlton.

Trams running along Royal Parade, Parkville, can also be used (approx. five minute walk).

For detailed route and timetable information, please visit Yarra Trams.

Paid parking is available at the university. Free or cheap street parking may also be available nearby.

Contact:
If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Dugan on 0415 305 777 (overseas until February 2nd), or email: lindsay [at] lindsaydugan.com

Regards,
Lindsay Dugan
President, Australian Shakuhachi Society

New ASS Facebook Group

The new ASS Facebook Group has been set up, so everyone can participate more actively in discussions, post photos and links, etc.

Have a look and join up at:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1078523442214853/

The ASS Facebook Page will be taken down at the end of the year.

Student Concert, May 28 2014

Wednesday 28 May 2014
6:30pm

RECITAL HALL WEST
Level 1, Sydney Conservatorium of Music Sydney NSW

Shakuhachi is the end-blown bamboo flute of Japan. It comes in many sizes and pitches and is often associated with Zen Buddhist breath meditation. The repertory in this evening’s program stems from several lineages including Chikuho, Kinko and Tozan.

Performers (shakuhachi and percussion):
Grandmaster Riley Lee, Master Bronwyn Kirkpatrick, David Jobst, Simon Barker, Nicholas Hall, Felicity Clark and Yui Kasamatsu

Honkyoku (canonical pieces):
San’an (Mountain Valley)
Daha (Pounding Wave)
Shika no Tone (Crying of Deer)
Hon Shirabe (Original Melody)

Shinkyoku (post-Meiji work):
Fukuda Rando – Tabibito no Uta (Song of the Traveller)

New works from:
Simon Barker – Chant Cycle
Yui Kasamatsu and Felicity Clark – Aliquot Improv

Link: http://music.sydney.edu.au/events/student-concert-shakuhachi-28-05-2014

Group Shakuhachi Sessions 2013

Dear Shakuhachi Enthusiasts,

This year we are holding a number of local group playing sessions in Sydney, at the Yuga Cafe in Glebe. These are open session to all levels of players.The address of the venue is:
172 St Johns Road, Glebe NSW 2037.
From town, Yuga can be accessed via the 470 bus. Get off at Glebe Town Hall.

The dates for this year’s meet-ups are:

3 Feb (Basics)
17 March
28 April
9 June (Basics)
21 July
1 Sept
13 Oct (Basics)
24 Nov
The sessions run from 2.30pm – 4.00pm

Each session will have a $10 participation fee. This fee will go towards making token payments to our guest tutors who so generously offer their time and expertise. We’re offering a season pass to all 8 sessions for $55.

As you may have noticed there are sessions which are labelled as ‘Basics’ sessions. In these sessions we will cover the fundamentals of shakuhachi playing. We aim to make beginners feel welcome and supported in their journey with shakuhachi. More experienced players are encouraged to come along too. There can never be too many hours devoted to good sound production!  Together we’ll help beginners with breathing, posture, embouchure, meri/kari, grip, fingering positions, types of sound, timing, notation, and solid sound production. The goal of these sessions is to create a friendly atmosphere and help beginner players create a practice program.

These sessions are a great chance to meet fellow local shakuhachi players and are a great chance to socialise over a coffee. During the sessions there may be some material handed out for later sessions, but during the ‘Basics’ sessions there will be concentration on the techniques and fundamentals mentioned above.

Also if you would like to bring along a friend who doesn’t own a flute we are happy to lend one out for the session. Please note that newcomers and beginners are more than welcome to come to any of the sessions and should not feel obliged to come to the ‘basics’ session dates. The fee for newcomers will be waived.

Hope you all had a nice break and hope to see you soon at the group sessions!

With goldfish through summer rain,
The Australian Shakuhachi Society.