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Kyotaku –
Sounds of the Soul


Kyotaku is an ancient wind instrument made of bamboo. Playing Kyotaku is a practice that helps you come home to and give a sound to your soul, and find more balance both within and around you. People who have experienced listening to Kyotaku, have reported that they feel more calm, grounded, and have found deep comfort in the soothing and healing sound and vibrations.

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Excerpt of "Komorebi", an original piece by Elof Koyo.

Listen to "Kyo Choshi" on SoundCloud here. An original piece, "Honkyoko", from the “Suizen”, blowing Zen, tradition.

(Recorded in studio, Nov. 18, 2016).

Best experienced with headphones.

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Next event: May 4th, Hälsans Hus, Stockholm.

(in Swedish, please contact us for information in English)

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Välkomna till en annorlunda meditationskväll med Kyotaku och japanskt fika!

Kyotaku är ett uråldrigt blåsinstrument av bambu, med en 1200 år gammal historia. Vi är bara ca 60 personer i hela världen som spelar på detta instrument, och endast några få i Sverige.


Att spela och lyssna till Kyotaku är som att komma in i en tidlös dimension av lugn och harmoni. Ljudet har en förmåga att både grunda och lyfta sinnena, och vibrationerna kan ha en läkande effekt.

Jag har spelat på denna ovanliga flöjt i 20 år och gläder mig åt att få dela med mig av dess säregna ljud genom både uråldriga klassiska stycken samt några nya verk.

Kvällen avslutas med att vi bjuder på delikata glutenfria japanska bakverk av SweetArt by Yvonne, samt en fin Sencha, ett milt grönt thé

Obligatorisk föranmälan genom att swisha 350 kr/person till 0728-533030 eller köp biljett via länken intill.


Begränsat antal platser.
Stolar finns, men vill du hellre sitta eller ligga på en yogamatta eller dylikt kan du ta med detta.

Undvik gärna starka parfymer.

4 maj 2024, kl. 18:30-20:00

Hälsans Hus, Stora salen,
Fjällgatan 23b, Stockholm

https://halsanshusstockholm.se/event/rogivande-flojtkonsert-med-kyotaku-och-japanskt-fika/?instance_id=3181

För ytterligare frågor, hör av er genom kontaktformuläret nedan.

Varmt välkomna!
Elof & Yvonne

Background

 

Kyotaku has a history of 1200 years and was invented by a Zen-buddhist. The original flute was lost for a long time and then re-introduced by our (now deceased) Sensei Koku Nishimura in the early 1900’s. Kyotaku is not to be confused with Shakuhachi, which is a shorter Chinese flute with a different playing technique. Kyotaku has a deeper tone, somewhat raw, unpolished and yet meditative. The sound is very personal and can be subtle, rough, yelling, soft… there are many varieties, but the common ground is that you get a training partner for life that will teach you deep breathing and how to stay focused in a world with more challenges than ever. Harmonising sound is a bonus.

I’ve been studying Kyotaku since 2005 with Sensei Anders Koei Nordin, in Copenhagen, and with our head of the Kyotaku-society, Sensei Koryu Nishimura, in Kumamoto, who gave me the name Koyo. Koyo can have many meanings; in this case it means “sunshine” and for me it is about coming home to my inner truth, love and peace, again and again, and share that to others.

Want to listen live
or try a flute?

Recordings are great, but if you want to have the full experience of the sound and vibration in real life, then come to a concert, or book me for an event. I have played for meditation classes, yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, weddings, funerals, and at an event at the Swedish Government, to name a few.

Maybe you even want to try this instrument? I am currently the only teacher in Sweden. Just drop me a line, and we can have a talk about it. I’m located an hour SW of Stockholm.

More information:

Here are some links with a lot of useful information about this magical and rare instrument:

Tilopa, Germany — Teacher and great flute maker.

Hans van Loon, The Netherlands – A fellow Kyotaku player. Lot of info in English and flutes for sale.

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