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#1 2006-10-06 08:10:18

Mike
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From: Essen, Germany
Registered: 2005-10-17
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Interesting places for practicing and performing

Hi everybody,

a few days ago I had the chance to do a practice session in an abbey church
with outstanding acoustics.

It was an overwhelming experience to play there and to talk with the people
I met in the church and I would like to share this with you.
I felt so ashamed because the people came to me and expressed their thanks
for the music to me. One women even brought me some flowers.

I stayed about four hours there - most of the time playing, I couldnīt stop.
And I experienced for the first time, how deep the sound of the shakuhachi
can touch the heart of people listening (- even when played by a beginner).

You can find some commented pics posted on eSnips. You will also find another post with
commented pics taken in Villanders, Italy this May. Also an interestig place to play in.

[url]http://www.esnips.com/web/shakuhachifotos

Maybe this could be the beginning of a new category of posts on this forum here
like "Interesting places and experiences".

It might be interesting to read about others who experienced something like this too.

Thanks to all for reading this.

Mike


I wish I would have found this instrument much earlier in my life. But I didnīt know that I was searching for it all those years.

http://www.myspace.com/mikeshakuhachi

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#2 2006-10-06 11:33:03

dstone
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From: Vancouver, Canada
Registered: 2006-01-11
Posts: 552
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Re: Interesting places for practicing and performing

Mike, you're very fortunate to play in that space!  And people were obviously also very fortunate to hear you!  Very nice!

I enjoy sitting in a forest (or even an urban park) among trees and dirt at night, alone, blowing honkyoku or long tones.  Acoustically, this is not very interesting.  But the practice of blowing on a natural piece of bamboo in such an environment just seems... well... right. 

Not to mention it's good practice to allow my monkey mind to fall aside despite discomforts, bugs, cold, etc.

Back to acoustics...  as a listener, I would love to hear someone play from the other side of a lake, I think.

-Darren.


When it is rainy, I am in the rain. When it is windy, I am in the wind.  - Mitsuo Aida

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#3 2006-10-06 19:30:25

Tairaku 太楽
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From: Tasmania
Registered: 2005-10-07
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Re: Interesting places for practicing and performing

dstone wrote:

Back to acoustics...  as a listener, I would love to hear someone play from the other side of a lake, I think.

-Darren.

Once I was playing at a lake in Germany and this happened. A woman walked around the lake to find the source of the music.


'Progress means simplifying, not complicating' : Bruno Munari

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#4 2006-10-10 03:38:49

Mike
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From: Essen, Germany
Registered: 2005-10-17
Posts: 34
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Re: Interesting places for practicing and performing

Thanks for answering, Darren. I can understand the thoughts and feelings you described quite well.

And Brian, In hope the lake was small enough for the woman to find you. I can imagine how far the sound of your flute
may have been taken on the surface of a calm lake. Have you been to Germany with the violent femmes or just for a
sightseeing visit, or both?

Mike


I wish I would have found this instrument much earlier in my life. But I didnīt know that I was searching for it all those years.

http://www.myspace.com/mikeshakuhachi

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#5 2006-10-10 06:43:11

Tairaku 太楽
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From: Tasmania
Registered: 2005-10-07
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Re: Interesting places for practicing and performing

Mike wrote:

Have you been to Germany with the violent femmes or just for a
sightseeing visit, or both?

Mike

I've been there with VF, other bands as well, and as a tourist. I enjoy Germany.


'Progress means simplifying, not complicating' : Bruno Munari

http://www.myspace.com/tairakubrianritchie

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#6 2006-10-10 07:50:16

Mike
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From: Essen, Germany
Registered: 2005-10-17
Posts: 34
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Re: Interesting places for practicing and performing

Brian, if you would come to Germany again someday, let me know!
It would be nice to meet you somewhere around here in Germany.

Mike


I wish I would have found this instrument much earlier in my life. But I didnīt know that I was searching for it all those years.

http://www.myspace.com/mikeshakuhachi

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