Three Rehearsals One Day

First Coffee

Today was a day full of rehearsals and I started the morning with a very much needed cup of coffee.

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Bullet Proof

I am currently on the Keto Diet so I am doing bullet proof everyday. Gross….

Rehearsal Number 1, Shoso Duo is back.

We’re back in rehearsal preparing a program we know you’ll love! Featuring the Music of Yamamoto Hozan and a collection of Anime Music. We took the summer off after June 7th and have been collecting pieces for us to play.

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Shoso Duo

Harp and Shakuhachi is just a great combination.

Rehearsal Number Two with Daron Kirsch of WSQ

Another project I am working on this fall is with the Westheimer String Quartet. We are playing a ton of really difficult pieces. Daron and I are premiering David Vayo’s work, Mirroring for shakuhachi cello. Today, we had David on Skype as we played his piece for him.


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“You want me to do what?”

Daron the Cellist.

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David on Skype

Playing lots of notes.

No time for lunch, time for rehearsal number 3.

I finished off the day with my new friend Harry who is gong and percussion specialist. We are working on a new concert program and a CD collaboration. It is going to be crazy! We already got some samples of the recording back and it sounds fantastic. Really fantastic.

Gongs, gongs, gongs, and shakuhachi. .

Gongs, gongs, gongs, and shakuhachi. .

Shawn Head