- Borrowed from Japanese 尺八 (shakuhachi), from 尺 (shaku, an archaic measure of length approximately equal to 30 centimeters) + 八 (hachi), meaning "eight". (Wiktionary)
“Many wore head coverings to be anonymous -- the Japanese concept of ma or nothingness -- and they began to play the "non-music" of shakuhachi, which is filled with so much nothingness.”
“Later, the 1926 film "A Page of Madness (Kurutta Ippeiji)," is conjured from the distant history of Japanese silent cinema, with a live score performed by the chamber quintet Ensemble N_JP, featuring shakuhachi master Akikazu Nakamura.”
“The film's otherworldly shakuhachi score sets a tone that is jarred by shocking eruptions of violence.”
“The single set — three white cubes flanked by a pair of shadow screens — minimal props and costumes, and Ms. McCagg's eerie white masks presented a nearly blank slate, lightly decorated with spare brush strokes: a modified flute that evoked the Japanese shakuhachi; a haunting, six-string fretted acoustic bass guitar that sounded variously like a koto or an oud; a sighing harmonium; intermittent percussion.”
“A recent gathering featured James Nyoraku Schlefer, a noted shakuhachi grand master -- which means he plays the Japanese bamboo flute.”
“During the Meiji Restoration (1868-1912), the traditional shakuhachi music was banned and the flute itself was demoted from a spiritual tool to a mere musical instrument.”
“The traditional music for shakuhachi, known as honkyoku, has been the music of Zen meditation for over 1,000 years.”
“He is one of three shakuhachi teachers in New York City and is also the artistic director for Kyo Shin An Arts in Brooklyn.”
“The playing of the shakuhachi is said to inspire a Zen state of self-awareness and spiritual enlightenment.”
“Her musician father, who played the shakuhachi, or bamboo flute, was her musical muse.”
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