Category Archives: reviews

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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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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Reviews & Responses

album: Beneath the Surface – music for shakuhachi, violin and tunnel

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Husshh … hearing takayna

“An ecstatic meditation on ancient takayna/Tarkine wilderness in sound and words” That’s the bi-line Emily wrote when she invited me to join her in Tassie to take part in the Tarkine in Motion project, followed by a series of concerts … Continue reading

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The man in the purple suit

I had a gig on Sunday afternoon in Adelaide, in a quaint old stone building called “The Chapel” within the precinct of the Migration Museum. Afterwards, chatting with audience members (friends and strangers), I met Melvyn Cann, a silver-haired gentleman … Continue reading

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Hilary Burden

My new friend Hilary published a beautifully written article that I hadn’t been expecting at all. I stayed with her in October last year while preparing for a gig organised by a fellow shakuhachi player and fabulous guitarist Yyan Ng … Continue reading

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