Ko Ishikawa is a professional "Sho" (Japanese bamboo mouth organ) player and is a member of the Gagaku ensemble "Reigakusha". He was born in Tokyo in 1963 and studied Sho and Gagaku music with masters Mayumi Miyata, Hideaki Bunno and Sukeyasu Shiba. He became a member of Reigakusha in 1987. He has made numerous appearances as a member of Reigakusha and as a soloist in Europe, performing in major festivals. His performances of both traditional and new music for Sho have been highly regarded in Vienna, London, Paris, Tokyo, Frankfurt and Berlin. Ko Ishikawa has worked frequently with Otomo Yoshihide in the group "Cathode" and he has played and recorded with Gene Coleman in Japan in 2001, 2002 and 2003.
October 29th, 8:00 PM
The Renaissance Society presents:
Min Xiao-Fen (composer and Sheng player) with Ko Ishikawa (sho)
and Ensemble Noamnesia, directed by Rei Hotoda
performing Works by Wu, Ishikawa, Yuji Takahashi, and others.
Bond Chapel at the University of Chicago
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