So much has happened since the Boston bombing but I still play the shakuhachi every day for those affected by this tragedy.[ Read full blog entry ]
Teaching Schedule Update:
- Family Fun Playdate at La Mama, E.T.C. using Mindful Music. Ages 4 - 104! 11am - 11:50am. June 8, 2013
- Fire Lotus Temple, Shakuhachi Making and Playing Retreat 10am - 4pm. July 27, 2013
- Zen Mountain Monastery Arts Retreat - Shakuhachi Making and Playing, July 10 -11, 2014.
Welcome to the home of New York City performing artist and professional shakuhachi craftsman Perry Yung. My work in with this special instrument ranges from crafting and repairing of traditional flutes to performing in theater, recording for film and in concert with both traditional and contemporary music, most notably with the renown composer Vangelis (Qatar 2011). In 2002, I received support by both the American and Japanese governments to specifically study shakuhachi making and playing in traditional lineages. I received combined grants from the Japan-US Friendship Commission, National Endowment for the Arts and the International House in Tokyo that enabled me to travel throughout Japan to meet with both Zen and modern shakuhachi makers and master players. I was introduced to my main shakuhachi making and playing sensei, Kinya Sogawa, through my New York City shakuhachi teacher, Ralph Samuelson. Before I embarked on my journey to Japan, I had been performing on the shakuhachi in experimental theater productions internationally with La MaMa E.T.C. What I experienced in Japan was utterly fantastic and beyond the scope of an introduction. It would be both a privilege and honor to share that experience and encourage any questions what so ever.[ Read more about Perry Yung ]