Program #2025

Put on your kimono and tune in to New Sounds for a program of American music for Japanese and Indian flutes. James Nyoraku Schlefer is a master of the shakuhachi, or Japanese bamboo flute. In addition to serving as the head of the Kyo-Shin-An Shakuhachi Dojo, where students are instructed in the ancient way, Schlefer regularly performs in the style of the wandering monks who made it a world-renowned aid for spiritual enlightenment. We are also joined in the WNYC studio by bansuri (bamboo flute) player Steve Gorn who is one of the few western musicians to have captured the subtlety and beauty of Indian music. (Photo of John Schaefer: Steve J. Sherman photography)
PROGRAM #2025, with Steve Gorn and James Nyoraku Schlefer (First aired on 3/28/02)





Steve Gorn & James Nyoraku Schlefer


Raga Rajashwari [10:30]

Gorn's recordings of Indian classical music for the bansuri flute are available through .

James Nyoraku Schlefer


Miyami, excerpt [2:30]

Schlefer's recordings of Japanese shakuhachi flute music are available at Miyami is on the album Solstice Spirit.

Steve Gorn


Raga Basant, excerpt [5:00]

See above.

Steve Gorn & James Nyoraku Schlefer


Kumoijishi - Lion's Dance [7:00]

See above. This piece is on the CD Wind Heart.

R. Carlos Nakai, Nawang Khechog, et. al.

In A Distant Place

As Long As The Grass Grows [6:00]

Canyon Records #7042. ; ; 1-800-268-1141

Paul Horn

Tibet - Journey To The Roof Of The World

Morning Prayer [4:30]

Transparent Music #500042** *

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