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Hello to all the comunity,
I created a MySpace and Spanish site, English translation will be develop in few months. The MySpace is not yet finished but at least I could upload some songs of my CD recorded last Summer in collaboration with Japanese musicians.
These are the songs that youīll find in MySpace:
The first track is Encuentros "Encounters" - Itīs a bansuri and shakuhachi duet. The bansuri performer is Carlos Guerra a very good Spanish friend living in Kyoto.
The second track is Vientos del Sur "South Wind" - Itīs a hang duet performed by Hibiki and Kento, Begoņa Castro does flamenco clapings and I use a flamenco scale, but this is fussion, not flamenco.
The third track is Tres Bailes "Three Dances" - The flamenco guitar player is Ryotaro Shibata, he composed two voices for guitar, Begoņa Castro does live flamenco dance, and shakuhachi duet a 2.1 and a 2.9.
The fourth track is Para Jun san "For Jun san" - This is a shakuhachi solo. I composed this piece in memory of Jun san. Sheīs the wife of the person who recorded the CD. When I started on July the recording he told me that his wife had cancer. At least she was improving when I was leaving from Japan. This piece is my praying for her healing. In this piece I combine singing and blowing through the shakuhachi and I used too Mongolian kargyraa throat singing to have three different elements that have a spiritual background in their origin.
The photos that you can on MySpace page are paintings from the well known artist Chiaki Horikoshi. It was a gift to have his art on the CD. The made different paintings for jacket and the booklet.
I hope that you enjoy the songs. Thank you.