SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Buddhist Chants from Japan

Junko Ueda

Date: 11 July 2015Time: 11:00 AM

Finishes: 12 July 2015Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Type of Event: Summer School

Course Dates: 11-12 July, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm
Course Fee: Day1 £35 (concs £30), Day2 £25 (concs £20) -> book online
(Note! Day2 available ONLY after attending Day1 or if attended previous workshop at SOAS in March 2014) 

In addition to its continuing spiritual significance, shōmyō (Japanese Buddhist chant) has, for nearly a millennium, been a source of vocal techniques and notation styles for other Japanese musics, including Noh theatre, narrative genres and folk songs. Junko Ueda is a recognised master of both shōmyō and the lute-accompanied satsuma-biwa tradition (which she will also demonstrate). 
You will learn the importance in shōmyō of the body, breath control, vocal quality and projection. Suitable for beginners; no Japanese language necessary. 
With Junko Ueda.

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