Program #2025

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. Plus, hear a live studio performance of music by bansuri player Steve Gorn, one of the few western musicians to have captured the subtlety and beauty of Indian music.

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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