B I O G R A P H Y Sekino Hideo

Hideo Sekino
was born in Tokyo, Japan. After learning different styles of shakuhachi playing, in 1986 he joined the Komuso Kenkyu-kai (monks of emptiness), a research organization on Komuso monks and their shakuhachi music. He has been performing honkyoku pieces since then in both Japan and the United States. Besides his involvement in the tradition of Komuso music, he has been active in collaboration with performing arts such as modern, Duncan, Butoh, Flamenco and Noh dances.

Website: http://www.cochem2.tutkie.tut.ac.jp/~sekino/rakudoan/
email: sekino@qtp.ufl.edu