Shakuhachi and modern dance, May 21 - 24 New York City!

Hi all, I’m performing shakuhachi in this modern dance event featuring three New York City choreographers. My main work in shakuhachi in the past 15 years has been to make accessible fine shakuhachi instruments from it’s ancient past of wandering zen monks to contemporary musicians. But I actually started out over 20 years ago playing the flute in the contemporary art world - theater, performance, dance etc… just getting back to my “roots”!  May 21 - 24, West End Theater, New York City

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Perry Yung:  Shakuhachi Maker, Performer, Teacher

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Hi, I’m Perry Yung. I first discovered the shakuhachi flute while performing in New York City as an actor in Ellen Stewart’s Oedipus the King. Night after night, the subtle sound grew to become all encompassing. Soon, I started my path by making the flute as it was impossible to buy a shakuhachi in the pre internet days of 1994. Time passed and eight years later got a grant to live in Japan to study traditionally with some of the best makers and players in the world. The shakuhachi changed my life in ways that words can not describe. My goal is to help you with a flute that can open that door as it is a beautiful world on the other side. Come on in!

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Zen saying for Perry.