Art & Design

Shakuhachi Symposium

30 July 2018, London

The Shakuhachi Symposium is an academic one-day conference that embody an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the shakuhachi across all fields of scholarly inquiry, including ethnomusicology, performance research, anthropology, art history, sociology, Japanese studies, study of acoustics, history etc. It is hoped that this broad approach to shakuhachi research will help to develop new perspectives in the study of the instrument, the music and the people engaging with the shakuhachi in some way or other. Open for all.

Keynotes speakers are:

Shimura Zenpo
, professor, Osaka University of Fine Arts, Osaka, Japan. His keynote speech will be titled: Is the Shakuhachi evolving? The soul of the two types of shakuhachi in the contemporary shakuhachi world and the paths of the four different shakuhachi.

David W. Hughes, former Head of Music Department, SOAS, University of London. Dr. Hughes' keynote speech will be titled: My personal shakuhachi journey to the world of folk song (minyo)
The Shakuhachi Symposium takes palce two days before the World Shakuhachi Festival.


Admission : £30

30 July 2018

Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Paul Webley Wing, SOAS, University of London,Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG


European Shakuhachi Society, Music Department and Japan Research Centre, SOAS, University of London