Globus Washitsu “Tatami Recital” Series: “A Celebration of Traditional and Contemporary Music”
Monday, August 9 at 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Globus Washitsu – 889 Broadway (at 19th Street)
Admission: Free (Suggested donation to musicians:$20)
Globus Washitsu “Tatami Recital” features Asian Cultural Council grantee Hidejiro Keigo Honjoh with Thomas Piercy on Hichiriki and clarinet, Elizabeth Brown on shakuhachi, Chatori Shimizu on sho, and Jun Ando on koto. They will perform traditional and contemporary music by Peter Eotvos, David Loeb, Chatori Shimizu, Kenjiro Urata at tatami mat tea ceremony oasis Globus Washitsu.
The traditional music instruments of Japan are handcrafted from organic materials such as bamboo, paulownia wood, silk, and lacquer. They are particularly sensitive to their surroundings and were intended for performances in temples, homes, and other intimate spaces constructed of woods, grasses, and earth. This series aims to capture the innate beauty of these instruments and their music in their natural environment.
This event is part of the “Tokyo to New York” concerts which celebrate the connections between Tokyo and New York City. The concerts feature new works composed for Western classical instruments as well as traditional Japanese instruments including the hichiriki, sho, shamisen, koto, and shakuhachi.