Koto Workshop

The koto is a traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument. It is 71-inch width, and made from wood, and has13 strings that are strung over 13 movable bridges along the width of the instrument. Players can adjust the string pitches
by moving these bridges before playing, and use three fingers to pluck the strings–the resulting sound is very haunting, and very “Japanese.”
When: Saturday 19th from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Music Studio (Registered participants will be contacted with the address)
Cost: $20
Application deadline: February 16, 2011 (Minimum participation is 5) RSVP by paying via PayPal.

Ms. Masayo Ishigure will give a special koto lecture. She
began playing at the age of five in Gifu, Japan. After initial studies, she became a special
research student at the Sawai Koto Academy of Music, and moved to NY since 1992. She
has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Trinity Church, and recorded music for the
soundtrack of the movie “Memoirs of a Geisha” along with Yitzhak Perlman, Yo Yo Ma.
Ms. Ishigure gives the koto lessons in New York. More information;
If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact JETaaNY@mieinc.net
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