Category Archives: Noh Music

Posts discussing various aspects of noh music.

The Look of the Feel (Pt. I)

A few thoughts on instrumental tone-color and the noh spectrum Contributed by Michael Gardiner (Editor’s note: this entry is Part One in a series of entries wherein Dr. Gardiner discusses his work with the spectral analysis of noh music and … Continue reading

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Learning and Teaching Nohkan

Contributed by Mariko Anno This summer marks my second year teaching the nohkan (noh flute) at the Noh Training Project (NTP). It has been an honor teaching an instrument that I love, making it more approachable and playable for my … Continue reading

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Nohkan Revisited

Contributed by Kevin Salfen, Assistant Professor of Music History, University of the Incarnate Word (Secretary, Theatre Nohgaku) Like David Surtasky, who wrote about this topic in a previous entry, I’m also playing nohkan (Japanese transverse flute) during the Noh Training … Continue reading

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Nohkan

Contributed by David Surtasky My  other role in Atsumori is playing the nohkan (transverse bamboo flute.) I’ve never encountered an instrument that seemed so temperamental concerning one’s inner state. The least tension, anxiety or distraction leads to poor performance. This … Continue reading

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