Author Archives: anne norman

About anne norman

musician, shakuhachi player, author, poet, tea lover...

Sculpted Silence on PATREON

I am launching into a new adventure. Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/AnneMNorman I am brand new to Patreon and am jumping on board, as it’s an excellent forum on which to create a major on-going work with the support of friends and patrons. … Continue reading

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Ellie’s first Sentence

according to Aunty Anne… The drawing that hung over my bed always drew a comment from Ellie whenever she came to stay.  Her first critique of the work was an enthusiastic “Mmm.” She couldn’t talk and was barely walking.

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Uzura Gallery solo Recital

Two short reviews emailed to me by shakuhachi professionals from different shakuhachi lineages who came to my recital in Kyoto. I have added translations. It is always wonderful to receive correspondence following a concert. Thank you Izumi Takeo and Inayoshi … Continue reading

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Nagomi-tei Yokohama

REVIEWS of  Moon in Water   in Japanese with English translation. — a concert by Anne Norman (shakuhachi) & Uehata Masakazu (piano & reed organ) 14th  July 2019, Nagomitei, Yokohama. 日本古来の楽器である尺八で奏でられた音は、私の知るそれとは全く別次元のモノでした。最早それは尺八ではなく、あえて名前をつけるとしたらShakuhachiという新しい楽器の音色に、心を静かに揺さぶられる感覚にとらわれた。

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New Moon tea ceremony

Rising just before my alarm at 5:20am, I went for a walk in the garden. No stars in sight. Not a breath of wind. My first sounds of predawn were cries of an unseen flock of white cockatoos. The “hour … Continue reading

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damp and raucous silence

from my soft perch of mossy green between tangled roots of Tannenbaum I hear faint clanging sounds

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Seven Tanka Writing

An essay by Joe Browning written in May 2017 People and chatter filled the colourful, high-ceilinged room perched on an upper floor in the Melbourne Recital Centre – a bright, airy setting for a new music concert, promising something fresh … Continue reading

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