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Shawn Head, Shakuhatchi Master and Composer

Shawn Head, Shakuhatchi Master and Composer

Update: 2021-03-08
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Shakuhatchi master, and composer, Shawn Head joins the show today! He's full of amazing stories, and wise words.

Shawn Head has an active career as a Shakuhatchi soloist, along with being a composer, and educator. He studied at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music. He also became the youngest non-Japanese Shakuhatchi master at 23. Head emphasizes the possibilities and coherence between Eastern and Western ideas; mixing the aesthetics and sensibilities of Japanese music with a Western musical framework. In 2019 he received the distinct honor of becoming an OSS Tai Shogun for his work in traditional Japanese music. He has toured worldwide, and collaborated with various artists including members of the Houston Symphony, Susanna Campbell of Shoso Duo, and the Westheimer String Quartet. Head currently performs on eight flutes specifically crafted for him by revered flute maker, Yozan Hikichi.

To learn more about Shawn, visit here.

To learn more about host, Tammy, visit here.

To learn more about Dachshund Rescue of Houston, including how to become a foster, visit here.

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Shawn Head, Shakuhatchi Master and Composer

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