Madeira Park, Canada
I play/make shakuhachi, Japanese bamboo flute. Japan is a deep inspiration for me. Wabi-sabi aesthetics. But also enjoy playing other traditional wind instruments such as shinobue, didgeridoo, duduk, hichiriki, and my hybrid harmonic flute, tenkan. I play within my limited biwa, shamisen, igil, and guitar skills. I enjoy throat singing (khoomei, sygyt, kargyraa, Tibetan). I enjoy hiking, walking in nature, meditation, and hand-crafting musical instruments; also love electronic and ambient music. Steve Roach, Depeche Mode, Dead Can Dance, DJ Crush, Azam Ali, Ramin Loga Torkian,...I am drawn towards dark, shadowy, sad, introspective, intense, pathos-ful sounds, minor melodies, music, but my aim in life is happiness, peace, and harmony with my surroundings.
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