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Full-Blooded Zen Flute by Cornelius Boots

November 14, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Samavesha presents

Full-Blooded Zen Flute by Cornelius Boots

As part of the Rose Labyrinth Series

Fringe woodwind virtuoso Cornelius Boots combines rock energy and classical artistry to create a lively and deep experience of the Zen shakuhachi flute from ancient Japan.  In addition to the Buddhist chant and nature hymns (honkyoku) created over hundreds of years in monasteries, Boots explores blues, gospel, rock, metal, theme music, and original compositions and is committed to the full-blooded exploration of this root-end bamboo flute.  The resulting performance encompasses a broad spectrum of energy and melody.  Some sounds are uplifting, soaring and ethereal, and some are turbulent, gritty and inexplicable. More info at www.shinzenshakuhachi.com

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Show: 7:30pm
Open doors: 7:15pm

Rose Labyrinth – 2138 Cedar Street, Berkeley
(1 mile walk from Downtown Berkeley BART & in the middle of the Gourmet Ghetto!)

Online ticket sales end at 5 PM the day before the event. Tickets will still be available at the door at an extra charge.

The Danzig of Zen, the Dio of Bamboo, breath wizard and bass clarinet virtuoso turned Zen shakuhachi flute master Cornelius Shinzen (深禅) Boots is also an award-winning composer known for his pioneering work with the world’s only bass clarinet quartet, Edmund Welles.  A student of shakuhachi since 2001, in 2013 he achieved shihan (master) rank in the dokyoku lineage of Watazumido, Katsuya Yokoyama, Yoshinobu Taniguchi and Michael Chikuzen Gould. He also has conservatory music school degrees (classical clarinet, audio recording and jazz studies) and is currently attending an online Zen Buddhist seminary.  He has performed and lectured internationally and released over a dozen albums as well as published scores and instructional materials.  He is currently Assistant Professor of Star Wars, Black Sabbath and Zen at the University of His Own Mind. More info: www.shinzenshakuhachi.com



November 14, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Rose Labyrinth
2138 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA 94709 United States