Monday, 19 May 2008

News from Indo-Japanese Music Exchange Association

from T M Hoffman / Indo-Japanese Music Exchange Association

Dear Friends of India and Japan

Please visit our newly constructed website for reports and photos etc of recent projects undertaken in both India and Japan with the support of Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan Foundation, Japan Airlines, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, India Center, Air India, American Institute of Indian Studies and others, and with the kind cooperation of Embassies and Consulates of both nations.

We are pleased to report successful completion of our India-Japan Friendship Year tour of South India with four artists from Japan in four co-operative concerts with four exemplary artists of Carnatic music in the four cities of Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi and Thrissur.
Sample media reports:

Tampura meets shakuhachi! New India Press full-page story17 Mar 08

Best of both the worlds - Deccan Herald report 11 Mar 08 Bangalore

and from a recent two-month all-India tour --
charity concert w/eight Carnatic musicians in Visakhapatnam 31 Jan 08
(flyer & news) (review/photo)

Grateful to God, Guru & Gharwalli, I continue to be on the move musically with neither fanfare nor apology, including my Asian music course again this semester at Keio University, also Nada Yoga sessions.

Please note that I will giving programs - performance, lecture-demonstration, lecture, workshop - throughout India again in summer, in USA and Europe in autumn, in Philippines and again India next winter. Please contact me if you are interested.

None of this is off-the-wall haphazard fusion experimentation. Our efforts are recognized by commentary such as 'very significant contribution to tradition in the contemporary world' (pls see the National Network of Education, India interview, in our website).

Best wishes!

Tim Hoffman
Sangeet Acharya (awarded 12 Feb 08)

T. M. Hoffman, performing artist and ethnomusicologist
BA (USA & Japan), MA (USA), Visharad & Sangeet Acharya (India)
Senior Performing and Creative Artist Fellow - 2006-2008
American Institute of Indian Studies AIIS (USA & India)
Lecturer in Musicology and Linguistics
Keio University & Musashino Academia Musicae (Japan)
Director, Indo-Japanese Music Exchange Association (estab. 1989)
e-mail: (new complete website, in Japanese & English)

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演奏家・教育家・日印音楽交流会代表T M Hoffmanです。アメリカとアジア各国の先生方に深く感謝をしながらアジア音楽の演奏・教育・国際交流活動に努めて忙しくしております。

「日印音楽交流会」(1989年創立)の本客的なwebsite 開設のお知らせです。最近の活動については、そのなかで、インドにての「筝によるインド音楽奏法開発企画」(2006年7月-2008年1月、米国インド学会との協同長期企画)の第三期(2007年12月-2008年2月)および日本より4人の演奏家による3月08日-22日間の「日印交流年」南インド公演旅行(日本外務省と AOTS海外技術者研修協会の後援企画)の写真などもご覧になれます。南インドの神父さん との共演などありました。

*“Tampura meets shakuhachi!
New India Press full-page story on 17 Mar 08 Cochin concert  
*“Best of both the worlds” - Deccan Herald 11 Mar 08 Bangalore

インド最大の知的障害者施設Lebenshilfe Indiaの支援日印協同公演
*charity concert Visakhapatnam, AP (India) 31 Jan 08
(flyer & news) (review/photo)

そして、2008年2月12日に、インド現地にて全国芸術連盟より敬称Sangeet Acharya「音楽聖人」を豪華な儀式のなかにて授かりました。より忠実に「音道」Nada Yogaに努められる意志になる気掛けともなりました。



T. M. Hoffman  演奏家(北インド古典声楽、天竺尺八、筝)企画情報・写真・動画・音楽)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Namaste Shen

Thanks very much for attractively posting our latest on your website. I am off to India from 12 July for "Africa Meets Asia Music" Int'l Conference & Festival in Bangalore, and concerts in the Big Four cities, sponsored by Embassy and Consulates of USA. Back in Japan, hope to see you between mid-Aug and late Sept; or, if not, in India next Feb-Mar.

Will not get to Sydney for the Shakuhachi Festival - have been to plenty before, but it is inconsiderate scheduling, I would say; Japanese university students & staff, who are a crucial portion of the would-be participants, are unable to take off until at least mid-July. Knowing the organizers, am not totally surprised.

Pdt Kishan Maharaj - what a pity, what a loss, though we have the memories and recordings, at least... He seemed so healthy earlier this year. By the way, his son-in-law Gopal Mishra played tabla in my Sangeet Research Academy program on 6 February (day of W Bengal statewide bandh, even).


Tim Hoffman