About

Carl plays and teaches the shakuhachi, a Japanese end-blown flute with roots in the Zen Buddhist tradition. His solo performances concentrate on honkyoku, the Zen Budddhist repertoire. He has studied the traditional and contemporary repertoire from leading players in Japan and Australia. He is a teacher and performer. He performed interstate, in Japan and India.

He has been involved in Japanese ensemble recordings, and a live fusion recording at the Madras Music Academy (The Madras equivelent of the Cultural Centre). The CD from this concert made it onto the Carnatic music Top 10 in Tamil Nadu. Carl played at the World Shakuhachi Festivals in Sydney in 2008 and in Kyoto in 2012.  He was one of the tutors in Sydney.

Carl recently returned from Varanasi, India, where he recorded an album with his partner in IJIMP, Ravikesh Singh, and three top Hindustani musicians from Varanasi. The CD, Soul of Benares, was launched in Brisbane in June 2014. At the same time, Carl took the opportunity to record in the same studio with the world class sound engineer, Pumpy, and created the solo honkyoku album, Letter B.  Apart from solo performances, Carl is also involved in several other projects.

For further information you can contact Carl through this form or
c_rathus@hotmail.com, 07 3379-7859, 0404 89 89 47:

 

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