CORNELIUS SHINZEN BOOTS has music degrees from Indiana University in clarinet performance, audio recording and jazz studies. He began studying the shakuhachi in 2001 with Michael Chikuzen Gould to have earned a shihan (master teaching license) at which time he was given the shakuhachi name "Shinzen". In addition to teaching, Cornelius has recorded and written a series of 27 etudes (mukyoku) for Taimu, a wide-bore, bass variant of the shakuhachi. He plays all types of flutes, but specializes in jinashi and large-bore shakuhachi.


S-B9a. MUKYOKU: PIECES FOR TAIMU SHAKUHACHI

The term “mukyoku” is used for these pieces in the spirit of honkyoku, sankyoku, dokyoku, and sokyoku. This album is a compilation of pieces selected from the set of 27 training and performance compositions created for Taimu shakuhachi from 2009-2010.

 

 CD $15.00

S-B9b. MOUNTAIN HERMIT'S SECRET WISDOM

This album features Buddhist hymns based on nature, breath and awareness, as well as new compositions for Taimu, recorded in an abandoned gold-mining cave-tunnel in Nevada County, California. Also included are electronic files of shakuhachi sheet music for each piece, photos from the recording location, and extended liner notes.

 

 CD $15.00

Monty H. Levenson, P.O. Box 294, Willits, CA 95490 USA
monty@shakuhachi.com    www.shakuhachi.com

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