Join CultureHub and the Seoul Institute of the Arts for a trans-continental concert. Shakuhachi player Ralph Samuelson, bansuri player Steve Gorn and percussionist / multi-instrumentalist Yukio Tsuji will play live in New York City with instrumentalists at the Seoul Institute of the Arts.
Three pieces, including “Universal Flute” will be played together live. From musician Ralph Samuelson:
"The Universal Flute" is a small piece composed for solo shakuhachi in 1946 by the acclaimed, pioneering American composer Henry Cowell. This is the first American composition for the shakuhachi. As the title implies, it indeed captures something universal in the sound of the flute, and hence seems appropriate for adaptation by different flutes of the world.
Other pieces to be performed live between the two locations include, Arirang and Silent Night.
When & Where
Culturehub SeoulArts/La MaMa
Founded in 2009 by the Seoul Institute of the Arts in Korea and La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York City, CultureHub is an incubator for creativity focused on the intersection of art and technology. We connect artists from diverse disciplines and cultures and provide them with environments in which to collaborate, experiment and explore. We serve local and global communities by providing an open space for creative research, artistic exchange and learning.