[SZ]German musician to play world instruments(Sep.19)
2013-September-17 Source: Szdaily web edition
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Time: 8 p.m., Sept. 19

Tickets: 100 yuan

Venue: B10, North Area, OCT-LOFT, Nanshan District

Metro: Luobao Line, Qiaocheng East Station, Exit A

German musician Stephan Micus will play a series of ethnic instruments at B10 on Thursday night, as part of the ongoing OCT-LOFT Jazz Festival.

Born in 1953, Micus also is a composer, with musical style that's heavily influenced by his study of traditional instruments and techniques from Japan, India, South America and cultures around the world.

At B10, he'll play the duduk, the shakuhachi, the Bavarian zither, the kalimba, the ney and the nohkan.

The duduk is a traditional woodwind instrument indigenous to Armenia. Variations of it are popular in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia. The shakuhachi is an end-blown flute originally introduced from China but that later became popular in Japan. The shakuhachi is traditionally made of bamboo, but versions now exist in ABS and hardwoods. The thumb piano, or kalimba, is an African musical instrument, a type of plucked idiophone common throughout the Sub-Saharan region. The kalimba is played by plucking the tines with your thumbs.

The ney is an Iranian end-blown flute that figures prominently in Middle Eastern music. The ney has been played continuously for 4,500-5,000 years, making it one of the oldest musical instruments still in use. The nohkan is a high-pitched, Japanese bamboo transverse flute. It is commonly used in traditional Imperial Noh and Kabuki theater. The nohkan flute was created in the 15th century.

Editor: Jecey
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