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#1 2010-11-24 14:15:30

James Nyoraku Schlefer
Dai Shihan
From: New York City
Registered: 2005-10-07
Posts: 103
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Television Feature

Greetings Everyone

If you get a few minutes (actually 23 minutes) please watch this episode of Rhythm and Roots which aired this week on EBRU Television. (Don't worry, I'd never heard of them either.) It's about my group Ensemble East, and has performances and interviews.The series explores traditional music from various cultures. We play "Haru no Yo" and "O-Koto" as well as solos and there are extensive interviews.

Wishing you all the best.  -James

http://www.ebru.tv/en/genres/ArtsLitera … le%20East/

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#2 2010-11-24 19:01:07

Jeff Cairns
teacher, performer,promoter of shakuhachi
From: Kumamoto, Japan
Registered: 2005-10-10
Posts: 517
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Re: Television Feature

Well done James and EE.  Though the show may be obscure, it was well done in terms of exposing people to music that they might otherwise find impenetrable on their own.  It had a good technical and aesthetic presentation and didn't sell that actual performance short on time as these types of shows often do.  Bravo!


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with holes in my bones

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#3 2010-11-25 02:35:10

Jim Thompson
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Registered: 2007-11-28
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Re: Television Feature

Really enjoyed the program. It's always great to get a chance to hear you play.
        Thanks


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#4 2010-11-25 10:48:32

Yungflutes
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Re: Television Feature

Totally enjoyed the interviews. Music wasn't bad either!

Thumbs up!


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#5 2010-11-25 11:16:43

James Nyoraku Schlefer
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From: New York City
Registered: 2005-10-07
Posts: 103
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Re: Television Feature

Thanks all of you for the thoughtful and positive comments. I thought that they did a pretty good job of it. They are used to doing profiles on groups that play 3-5 minute songs, so when I told them that ours were 18 and 20 minutes, they kind of freaked, but then we agreed on doing sections of the pieces. Not my first choice but hey... it's television.

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#6 2010-11-25 14:33:29

Karmajampa
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From: Aotearoa (NZ)
Registered: 2006-02-12
Posts: 574
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Re: Television Feature

Thank you James, enjoyed that.

Kel.


Kia Kaha !

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#7 2010-11-25 18:46:08

geni
Performer & Teacher
From: Boston MA
Registered: 2005-12-21
Posts: 829
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Re: Television Feature

Congrats!! Awesome!!

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#8 2010-11-25 22:58:03

Kohl
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Registered: 2009-05-21
Posts: 91
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Re: Television Feature

Congratulations! That was great to watch. I thought it came off really well.


"I begin to feel the depths of a bamboo path..."
                              Meng Hao-Jan (689-740)

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#9 2010-11-26 00:40:09

Tairaku 太楽
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From: Tasmania
Registered: 2005-10-07
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Re: Television Feature

I laughed out loud when you said, "Let's put it this way....it's not a large movement!"

When Masayo said Japanese music is not as popular as Western, I don't know if the American viewer would understand that this is also true in Japan, not just in America.

Excellent show and the music was nice. Made me miss being in NYC.


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#10 2010-11-26 04:35:21

Kiku Day
Shakuhachi player, teacher and ethnomusicologist
From: London, UK & Nørre Snede, DK
Registered: 2005-10-07
Posts: 917
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Re: Television Feature

This is great! Good for the ensemble... and you sound great!


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

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#11 2011-02-26 21:58:50

Kouu
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Registered: 2009-07-21
Posts: 25

Re: Television Feature

Very enjoyable!

I wish Ensemble East had videos on YouTube so I could see and hear more of your performances.

Last edited by Kouu (2011-02-26 21:59:20)

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#12 2011-02-27 00:33:47

airin
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From: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Registered: 2008-10-17
Posts: 303
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Re: Television Feature

Wonderful piece; good energy in the group.  It feels like you three really enjoy playing music together.

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#13 2011-02-28 01:49:53

Daniel Ryudo
Shihan/Kinko Ryu
From: Kochi, Japan
Registered: 2006-02-12
Posts: 355

Re: Television Feature

Nice show; great shakuhachi and koto combination.  Thanks!

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