Philip Gelb is one of the most active shakuhachi performers and teachers in
North America. His current projects include: the Natto Quartet, the Wind
Trio of Alphaville, The Space Between with Pauline Oliveros and Dana Reason,
a trio with Alex Cline and Dana Reason, and collaborations with dancer/choreographer,
Eri Majima. He is also a member of two of California's prominent new music
ensembles: The SFSound Ensemble and The Triaxium Ensemble.
In addition he has an active freelance career as an improvisor
and is a frequent guest soloist with various ensembles
including the Oakland Symphony, The Seattle Creative
Orchestra and numerous other groups. He has premiered
numerous pieces for shakuhachi solo and in a variety
of contexts with other instruments. He has released numerous
CDs on labels including 482 music, Deep Listening, EMI-japan,
Leo, Sparkling Beatnik, Abray, Limited Sedition, Artship and Ryokan.
02/02/05 8:00 pm
Philip Gelb performed and spoke about the history of the shakuhachi
flute in Japan with emphasis on Buddhist traditions and concepts
related to sound.
The performance was part of the EMIT
Admission was $8 general and $5
for students/seniors (65 and older). For further information
see www.emitseries.org or