Thursday 27.07.2017: Open mic at Grejsdalen School’s hall
Friday 28.07.2017: Teachers’ Concert, Vor Frue Kirke (church), Århus
Saturday 29.07.2017: Teachers’ Concert, Søndermarkskirken (church), Vejle
Sunday 30.07.2017: Concert for us – the participants perform the pieces studied at the Summer School


Traditional Buddhist and new music on the Japanese flute shakuhachi in Århus and Vejle

The European Shakuhachi Society was founded in 2006. The main event of the year is a European Shakuhachi Summer School at which Japanese and European professional shakuhachi players come to teach and play concerts – and shakuhachi aficionados from all over Europe gather.

Both the concerts in Vor Frue Kirke (Our Lady Church), Århus on the 28 July and at the Vor Frelser Kirke (Our Savior Church), Vejle on 29 July 2017 will consist of a wide range of traditional solo pieces from the Komusō repertoire, called honkyoku, ensemble pieces and new composed music. In addition to shakuhachi, koto (13-stringed zither) and shamisen (3-stringed long-necked lute) will also be played. We will hear Kogetsu Maekawa, who is a recognised interpreter and teacher of Fuke sect pieces and the best shakuhachi players from Europe, including. Denmark.

The concerts are part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Danish-Japanese diplomatic relations.


Århus: Friday 28 July, 20:00
Frue Kirkeplads 3, 8000 Aarhus C

Ajikan (trad.) Maekawa Kogetsu (Japan)
Cha ondo (trad. duet) Gunnar Jinmei Linder (Sweden) & Naoko Kikuchi (Japan/Germany)
Itchoken Kyushu Reibo (trad.) Wolfgang Fuyūgen Heßler (Switzerland)
Shinodayama inekari uta (trad. folk song) David Hughes, Gina Barnes (USA), Kiku Day (Denmark)
Hijiri no shirabe (trad.) Hélène Seiyu Codjo (France/Netherlands)
Kangetsu (new trad.) Suizan Lagrost (France)
Songs from the Lake (composition ) Jim Franklin (Australia/Germany)
Kaze no Uta (composition by Sawai Tadao) Emmanuelle Rouaud (France) & Naoko Kikuchi (Japan/Germany)
Takiochi (trad.) Kiku Day (Denmark)
Reibo Nagashi (trad.) Gunnar Jinmei Linder (Sweden)
Kinpu Ryu Choshi (trad.) Maekawa Kogetsu (Japan)

Programme 28 July (PDF)

Vejle Saturday 29 July 20:00
Strandgade 2A, 7100 Vejle

Shishi (trad.) Maekawa Kogetsu (Japan)
Ichikotsu (duet) Suizan Lagrost (France) & Naoko Kikuchi (Japan/Germany)
So Shingetsu (trad.) Kiku Day (Denmark)
Sketch kept close (composition by John McDonald 2016) Elizabeth Reian Bennett (Marocco/USA)
Kotoji no kyoku (trad.) Gunnar Jinmei Linder (Sweden)
Itchoken Kyushu Reibo (trad.) Wolfgang Fuyūgen Heßler (Switzerland)
Nambu ushioi uta (trad. folk song) David Hughes, Gina Barnes (USA)
Takiochi (trad.) Jim Franklin (Australia/Germany)
Akita sugagaki – Renkan (arr. trad.) Gunnar Jinmei Linder (Sweden) & Wolfgang Fuyūgen Heßler (Switzerland)
Gyochiku (composition by Teruhiso Fukuda) Hélène Seiyu Codjo (France/Netherlands)
Jinbo sanya (trad.) Maekawa Kogetsu (Japan)

Programme 29 July (PDF)