Bruce & Eien Vibraphone/Shakuhachi duet
SF World Percussion Arts Festival
September 18, 19, 20
With its inauguaral festival in 2010, the San Francisco World Percussion Arts Festival celebrates the diverse global traditions of percussive arts. Workshops and performances will be presented by highly respected artists who are recognized for their skill and mastery. The festival promotes the importance of cultural heritage and provides opportunities for everyone - individuals and communities - to celebrate, share, and sustain world percussive art forms.
The Bruce-Eien duet is a unique trans-Pacific project created to perform original compositions, Japanese traditional music, and jazz. The unusual pairing of the shakuhachi and vibraphone enables a wide range of musical expression. Bruce and Eien’s extensive work in cross-cultural collaborations allows their music to elude boundaries while staying true to the richness of traditional forms and melodies. The group played their debut show in Tokyo in December 2014.
Eien Hunter-Ishikawa - vibraphone
Bruce Huebner - shakuhachi