Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

July 8th, 2018: Performance of "maqam" at JiyūGakuen, Tokyo

There will be a performance of maqam at Jiyū-Gakuen, Tokyo amongst other works, given by DuoYumeno.

June 20th, 2018: première of "Sunrise/曙" in Boulder, Colorado

There is a première of "Sunrise" on June 20th, 2018 in Boulder, Colorado.

for shakuhachi quintet

Scored for shakuhachi quintet, Sunrise was composed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Shakuhachi Camp of Rockies. The title comes from the location where the camp is held, Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado as well as from Claude Monet’s famous painting, Impression, Sunrise (1872). Every morning we are offered the precious gift of a new day with the rise of the sun. A fusion between compositional elements found in traditional shakuhachi honkyoku and French Impressionist music, in this work I seek to evoke the qualities of youthfulness, vitality, and rebirth.

Sunrise will be premiered by David Wheeler, Christopher Blasdel, Riley Lee, Yōdo Kurahashi, and Kaoru Kakizakai at The Academy in Boulder, Colorado on June 20th, 2018.

Performance duration
ca. 10 minutes

Event link:-

Wednesday, June 20, 7:00PM

The Academy 970 Aurora Ave., Boulder 80302

Celebrating the 20th Shakuhachi Summer Camp of the Rockies at Sunrise Ranch, Loveland, CO., there is a special Pre-concert in Boulder!
Five top-level international artists from Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan, Sydney, Australia, Honolulu, HI and Boulder, CO—Yôdo Kurahashi, Kaoru Kakizakai, Christopher Yohmei Blasdel, Riley Kôho Lee and David Kansuke Wheeler will perform classical and modern solos and ensembles for the Japan's mystical bamboo flute, the shakuhachi. 

WORLD PREMIERE A special highlight of this concert is the world premiere of a shakuhachi quintet commissioned especially for this event. Sunrise, by Marty Regan, is inspired by Claude Monet's Impressionist painting of the same title, and aims at a blend of the Impressionist styles of Debussy, Ravel and others with the Zen-informed music of the shakuhachi.
TICKETS/INFO Visit Sunrise SHAKUHACHI or call Kansuke at 720-545-5595.
Advance purchase only. If you show up on the day-of, we let you in free. :)
This concert is presented as a benefit for the scholarship fund of the Shakuhachi Summer Camp of the Rockies, wth suggested donations of $20 general admission and $10 students and seniors. But you may pay as much or as little as you like; $0 and up!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

June 17th, 2018: Performance of "Lost Mountains, Quiet Valleys / 深山、静寂な渓谷" in Sapporo

[entry by webmaster]
There is an upcoming concert in Sapporo at the Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara (in the small hall) where Marty Regan's "Lost Mountains, Quiet Valleys" / 深山、静寂な渓谷 will be performed.


Sugawara Hōgaku Laboratory - Sapporo Class(Branch) 29th Regular Concert


The venue Kitara Hall in Sapporo has confirmed this at

Friday, June 15, 2018

June 15th, 2018: Music for Shakuhachi, Strings & Clarinet at San Miguel, Santa Fe, NM

[entry by webmaster]
Texas composer Marty Regan visits Santa Fe for a concert of his music performed by Santa Fe musicians including the Cielo String Quartet (Carla Kountoupes, Margaret Carpenter, Lee Harvey, Deborah Barbe), along with the composer performing on shakuhachi.

Programme:- all pieces are composed by Marty Regan
Additionally, Marty will give a 15 minute lecture on the use of shakuhachi in his music.

San Miguel Chapel
Old Santa Fe Trail 401, Santa Fe, 87501, New Mexico, United States

Doors open at 6:30 PM for the 7:00 PM concert
Admission: $15, age 12 and under FREE

Sunday, May 20, 2018

May 20th, 2018: Performance of "Made of Mercury" in Kyoto

[entry by webmaster]
There will be a performance of "Made of Mercury" in Kyoto on May 20th, 2018 amongst other works by the Kyoto branch of the Nozawa Ensemble.