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James Nyoraku Schlefer
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PostPosted: 2011-12-09, 23:57    Post subject: Minoru Miki Reply with quote

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Minoru Miki passed away on Dec. 8 at the age of 81. He wrote much beautiful music for shakuhachi and was a very generous and kind person. He will be missed.

http://www.m-miki.com/
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PostPosted: 2011-12-10, 12:11    Post subject: Minoru Miki Reply with quote

Ohhhhhh... that IS sad news!
He had a tremendous influence on contemporary use of shakuhachi - especially within Japan. But an important person for the shakuhachi world.

Thanks for letting us know, James!
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PostPosted: 2011-12-10, 13:52    Post subject: Minoru Miki Reply with quote

Minoru Miki's group, the Ensemble Nipponia, toured North America in the mid seventies. The live recorded performances from that tour opened my and my friends' ears way back when and it has remained one of my favorite ensemble recordings.
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PostPosted: 2011-12-20, 20:39    Post subject: Minoru Miki Reply with quote

How sad.
I was close with Miki-Sensei, and was the Tour manager for Nihon Ongaku Shudan (Ensemble Nipponica) for 2 of their USA tours back in the 80's.

For you Shakuhachi players out there, the original Shakuhachi leaders were Yokoyama Katsuya, Muraooka, and Miyata Kohachiro. Later on, Masayuki Kpga was with them for awhile, as well as Sakata Seizan.
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PostPosted: 2011-12-21, 00:01    Post subject: Minoru Miki Reply with quote

Nyogetsu wrote:
How sad.
Tour manager for Nihon Ongaku Shudan (Ensemble Nipponica) for 2 of their USA tours back in the 80's.
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Do you remember playing at Century Hall in Milwaukee on one of those tours?
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PostPosted: 2011-12-21, 03:54    Post subject: Minoru Miki Reply with quote

Perhaps.
But as far as the midwest gigs, I definitely remember a Museum in Minneapolis, the Cleveland Museum, and a gig in Indianapolis.
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