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#1 2010-11-15 09:26:43

Yube Waratta
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From: Kyoto ,Japan
Registered: 2010-11-15
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Why Shakuhachi ?

30 years ago.At the party after a theatrical performance ,from a tape the music of a bamboo flute.longer than 1.8 Shaku.
No Urushi,Jinashi,a piece of bamboo."It" played.
That was I was looking for,after spending five years with a bunch of artists travelling with a circus tent around Germany.
I did not want to see an actor any more,I did not want to see a musician any more,I did not want to see a dancer anymore,I wanted
to see dance,an act,listen to music.
In order to keep the performer humble and able to listen and receive more than to "act"I tought the tight rope would be a challenge and had the actors say their lines while concentrating on their navel and balance on the rope.
Still ,for westerners it is difficult to let go and face "Ma",the phenomen of space and time or understand,that the echo is important ,not the sound itself.
"It" was playing.Somebody was played.
So I went to Japan and learned to play shakuhachi from a humble man,who died 4 years after he accepted me as a student.Than became a member of the Komuso (Kiri -no-Kai) < Fuke Shu > in Higashi Yoshino (Nara prefecture) und organized a tour through Germany and Poland for the Komuso
monks.At the end we prayed for those who had been murdered in Ausschwitz.To find out more about the Koten Honkyoku I started walking the pilger trails of the Yamabushi(Mountain ascets)Now,I play in shrines ,temples,city halls,with other musicians or Solo,at weddings,at celebrations ,for the villagers ,where I live,or,in the morning for the tree at the shrine .
Yoroshiku   Uwe

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#2 2010-11-15 09:41:24

Christopher B.
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From: Berlin, Germany
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Re: Why Shakuhachi ?

Hello Uwe,

great to see you on the forum, I think you have quite a big story to tell. Welcome, I have read alot on your website before.

Bes wishes from Berlin,

Christopher


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#3 2010-11-15 10:59:27

Yungflutes
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From: New York City
Registered: 2005-10-08
Posts: 1061
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Re: Why Shakuhachi ?

Hello Uwe, great story! Thanks for sharing.

Welcome to the Forum
Namaste, Perry


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#4 2010-11-15 13:29:57

Nyogetsu
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From: NYC
Registered: 2005-10-10
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Re: Why Shakuhachi ?

Hi Uwe,

I have heard of you often from Dan Mayers.
Your website is way cool as well!

I hope that you enjoy being here on the Forum..
Ronnie


The magic's in the music and the music's in me...
"Do you believe in Magic"- The Lovin' Spoonful

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#5 2010-11-15 16:10:19

Kiku Day
Shakuhachi player, teacher and ethnomusicologist
From: London, UK & Nørre Snede, DK
Registered: 2005-10-07
Posts: 922
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Re: Why Shakuhachi ?

Thanks Uwe for sharing your story.
I hope to hear much more from you here on the forum. I am sure your perspective would enrich our understanding of shakuhachi!


I am a hole in a flute
that the Christ's breath moves through
listen to this music
Hafiz

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#6 2010-11-15 19:02:23

Tairaku 太楽
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From: Tasmania
Registered: 2005-10-07
Posts: 3222
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Re: Why Shakuhachi ?

Yube Waratta wrote:

That was I was looking for,after spending five years with a bunch of artists travelling with a circus tent around Germany.
i  Uwe

Hi Uwe, do you know the circus band "Spermaton" which played around Germany at that time?


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#7 2010-11-15 23:55:06

Karmajampa
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From: Aotearoa (NZ)
Registered: 2006-02-12
Posts: 574
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Re: Why Shakuhachi ?

Was it anything like this Circus ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sbp4rkenEak

K.


Kia Kaha !

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#8 2010-11-19 05:43:41

LowBlow
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From: Germany
Registered: 2009-08-23
Posts: 15
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Re: Why Shakuhachi ?

Welcome Uwe,

I remember an article and a picture of you in the annals, playing shakuhachi on a slack rope.
 
Just looked it up and reread Annals Vol.2 pg 37

HA

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#9 2010-11-19 11:09:54

Josh
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From: Grand Island, NY/Nara, Japan
Registered: 2005-11-14
Posts: 305
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Re: Why Shakuhachi ?

Hi Uwe,
  I'm glad you found your way onto the forum. Welcome! So, tell us some stories that you've had out in Mihara:) You must have had a few interesting encounters.

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#10 2010-11-19 11:26:30

madoherty
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Registered: 2008-03-15
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Re: Why Shakuhachi ?

Yube Waratta wrote:

...face "Ma",the phenomen of space and time or understand,that the echo is important ,not the sound itself...

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