Rodrigo Rodriguez | Shakuhachi Meditations

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Shakuhachi Meditations

by Rodrigo Rodriguez

Lyrical melodies are performed on the solo shakuhachi by Rodrigo Rodriguez.
Genre: World: Japanese contemporary
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1. Eleven Waterfalls
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4:26 album only
2. Śūnyatā
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3:15 album only
3. Chaniwa
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5:35 album only
4. Kyuden no Kurayami
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4:05 album only
5. Lady of the Snow
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2:03 album only
6. Peace Bell
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3:27 album only
7. Cross of Light
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3:34 album only
8. Shinkantaza
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3:11 album only
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Album Notes
The album consists in 10 improvisations tracks in diferents size shakuhachi.
The shakuhachi, pronounced is a Japanese end-blown flute. It is traditionally made of bamboo. It was used by the monks of the Fuke school of Zen Buddhism in the practice of suizen ,( blowing meditation).

Rodrigo transmits these pieces the solitary sound of monk Komuso or the technical and mental approaches to these pieces that represent the basic building blocks of the music and minimalist Zen.

Among the 10 (physical Cd Edition, and digital album 8 tracks) pieces that sound on this album, Eleven Waterfalls (Oiwake Minyo style improvisation, folk Japanese) or Shunyata, piece which means that there is nothing that has an individual essence, and therefore that everything is empty, without an independent reality. Everything that exists is connected and interdependent, and the apparent plurality of individuals is an illusory character of our existence.


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Serge Kozlovsky

Writings by Serge Kozlovsky /
Among the rustle of newly risen leaves
An inviting sound suddenly appeared

What can be said about meditation? This question is not easy. But what in particular can be said about Shakuhachi meditation? This question can come to a deadlock because how can be described the rustle of spring wind? Or how can be expressed your innermost dream? You just stay alone and you are in the present moment. You feel the blowing of the soft wind and even hear its special sound. But there is a silence inside of you and it can hardly be described by words.

Your mind becomes purified. It is not filled with anxieties and the numerous problems of everyday life and you are able to feel your own essence. The Shakuhachi flute of Rodrigo Rodriguez helps you to achieve this clear state of mind.

He is a true master of playing the traditional Japanese end-blown bamboo flute which is named Shakuhachi. His manner of performing is deeply personal and meditative. The sound of Rodrigo’s Shakuhachi is very rich and at the same time transparent. And the voice of this unique ethnic instrument brings much love because it comes from the bottom of the artist’s heart.

The music of the album by Rodrigo Rodriguez will be perfect for meditation and deep relaxation. It is easy to listen to “Shakuhachi Meditations” and just be at one with this music because it is very natural.

Yet only in the silence
A mind can find solutions

Serge Kozlovsky


Alianza cuerpo/mente!.
Shakuhachi Meditations es la séptima publicación del flautista world music, Rodrigo Rodriguez. Un álbum compuesto por ocho piezas solistas de flauta tradicional japonesa, el shakuhachi. Este nuevo trabajo de fuertes influjos orientales, es de una gran simplicidad si lo comparamos con los álbumes anteriores del artista, donde la variedad de instrumentos étnicos y voces acompañan a su instrumento de viento.

Para esta ocasión, Rodrigo apuesta por sencillas melodías, profundas y relajantes, que son perfectas para la realización de prácticas y técnicas espirituales que ayudan a transportar la mente hacia un estado de absoluta paz, facilitando para ello como título para sus obras conceptos utilizados por el budismo como: Shinkantaza o Shunyata.

Si buscan una variedad de emociones o complejas melodías, este no es el caso, las pistas mantienen un estado completamente lineal. Calmar y lograr la paz interior es el principal objetivo de estas piezas improvisadas, compuestas por silencios que son tan importantes como las propias notas del shakuhachi, la combinación de ambos dan vida a una música misteriosa y profunda.

Shakuhachi Meditations es la droga perfecta para encontrar un estado de calma absoluto y la paz consigo mismo. El profundo sonido del shakuhachi va penetrando en la mente logrando introducir al oyente en un estado de placentera armonía mientras llueven imágenes del lejano oriente; la alianza cuerpo/mente está garantizada. Compruébelo usted mismo!.