Haru no Umi

The modern classic for koto and shakuhachi by Michiyo Miyagi, performed by James and Masayo Ishigure. 7 min.

Jyogen no Kyoku

Dramatic and compelling music by the late koto virtuoso Tadao Sawai. Recorded live on the radio by James and Masayo Ishigure. 3 min.

Duo #1

Composed by James Nyoraku Schlefer and performed here by the composer and Yoko Reikano Kimura.

WNYC “New Sounds”

Live recording in the studio on 3/17/07. Yumi Kurosawa 20-string koto, James on shakuhachi. Interview with John Schaefer and music of Minuro Miki, Takashi Yoshimatsu, and James Nyoraku Schlefer. 30 minutes total.

Solo Performance

of a traditional Zen meditation piece called (Jinbo) Sanya.