Shakuhachi Making Workshop with Miura Taro

Miura Taro (*1945) is a professional shakuhachi maker based in Mie-ken, Japan. Mr. Taro has been playing the shakuhachi for 54 years and started making them in 1975. His flutes are made to modern standards in terms of tuning and projection and are sold in the price range from one to seven thousand USD. He […]

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NaHlas! International Festival of Voice

30. 08. – 2. 09. 2018 NaHlas Festival is an international festival focusing on the human voice. The festival explores the voice’s varying forms and different approaches to it. NaHlas is a unique gathering celebrating the voice and bringing together special guests from the Czech Republic and foreign countries to sing, perform and teach for […]

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NEIRO UNLIMITED series

NEIRO Unlimited is a concert series dedicated to presenting elite international musicians who use their regional instruments in contemporary music. It is organised by NEIRO Association for Expanding Arts. Past events: Hidejiro Honjō: Shamisen Unlimited | feat. Akihito Obama Naoko Kikuchi: Koto Unlimited

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INTERNATIONAL SHAKUHACHI FESTIVAL PRAGUE

International festival dedicated to japanese shakuhachi flute. An instrument that inspires composers and audiences all around the world, represents the symbiosis of the ancient and the modern. Every year, the festival orders new compositions for prestigious Czech artists and companies. It represents the highest quality of traditional music as well as new musical directions. Its […]

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Topos Kolektiv

Topos Kolektiv is a project of six musicians who concern themselves with site-specific eclectic improvisation. Each “concert” is a unique work of art created by the whole ensemble as an on-site composed improvisation. Within their site-specific performances, they created music for such venues as Kino 64 U Hradeb, Saint Anna chapel in Nečtiny, Nákladové nádraží […]

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Naoko Kikuchi: Koto Unlimited

A concert of an exceptional performer on koto, a Japanese traditional instrument, took place on February 29th, 2017 in Archa theatre Prague. Naoko Kikuchi clangs the instrument’s strings with special ivory nails and common objects. Her music goes from sonic intimacy to sophisticated rhythmic and melodic gradations. Her guests were Hearn Gadbois (percussion), Seizan Osako […]

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MA: In between, Today v Zázemí

MA is a project of multi instrumentalist Dietmar Ippu Herriger (shakuhachi, alt-sax, bass flute and bass clarinet) and Tivadar Nemesi (hang drum), that brings traditional japanese esthetics to jazz. The concert of this Berlin based jazz fusion was organized by NEIRO on 22nd of July 2017 in Zázemí, Prague, with Marek Matvija as a guest […]

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