ethnomusicologist specializing in Turkish music, Karl Signell studied
with ney master Akagündüz Kutbay in Istanbul. Signell
performed with Kutbay at the Mevlana sufi ceremony in Konya and
in concerts and recording sessions. He learned Javanese court gamelan
orchestra in Java and performed for 17 years with the gamelan at
the Indonesian Embassy, Washington, D.C. An amateur shakuhachi player,
he studied with Yamaguchi Goro at Wesleyan University and in Tokyo.