Phil Nyokai James

28 Eastern Promenade Apt. 8, Portland, ME 04101-4834

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About the Artist

Phil Nyokai James is a professional shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) teacher and performer as well as avant-garde composer. Born in New York in 1954, James studied shakuhachi with Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin and Yoshio Kurahashi. After receiving his master''s license (shihan level), he began teaching and performing throughout the United States. His shakuhachi dojo is centered in Portland, Maine.

James'' performances often juxtapose traditional Japanese meditative pieces (honkyoku) with electronic noise music. He frequently works with postmodern choreographers and butoh dancers.

Category: Artist

Preferred Audiences: College, Adult

Disciplines: Music

Contact Information

Phil Nyokai James

28 Eastern Promenade Apt. 8
Portland  ME  04101-4834 


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