Adrian Freedman studied shakuhachi flute in Japan for 7 years within the tradition of Zen Buddhism with the venerable master Yokoyama Katsuya. He also spent 3 years living in the Brazilian rainforest immersed in ritual music practices, and he has a wealth of musical experience as composer and multi-instrumentalist. Adrian’s spiritual practice lies at the heart of his musical practice.
Ichion Jobutsu is a phrase that originated with the ancient shakuhachi players of Japan. It refers to a way of listening and playing that focuses on the simple awareness of being in the present moment … a moment in which the entire universe can be contained within a single sound.
Music and Meditation in the tradition of the Japanese Zen bamboo flute:
A creative journey of sound with Adrian Freedman, live in South Africa
for the third year in a row.
In this concert Adrian will introduce some ideas and practices from the
Zen practice of Suizen (breath-zen) and will guide the participants in
an exploration of meditation and sound, using shakuhachi, voices,
percussion, and other acoustic instruments such as classical guitar,
violin, flute, and harmonium.
'Few musical instruments could appear more simple than the shakuhachi,
a hollow bamboo stalk with only five holes. Yet it has a reputation as
being one of the most difficult instruments to master, and can produce
an extraordinary range of sounds. The wind playing with leaves in a
bamboo grove…. the cry of a soaring bird… waves crashing on a distant
shore… an empty bell ringing in a still morning….' Adrian Freedman
Cost R150 per person (includes drinks and snacks)
Concessions available on application
Shakuhachi Concert: Exploring Sound and Silence
Adrian Freedman | Tuesday, 3 October, 18:00 | R150