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Dr Kiku Day, PhD ethnomusicology and jinashi shakuhachi player from Copenhagen, Denmark.
Day studied the traditional repertoire of the shakuhachi playing Buddhist monks komusō with Okuda Atsuya in Tokyo, Japan for 11 years before she returned to Europe to study ethnomusicology. She has her BA Honours and PhD from SOAS; University of London. Day studied performance at Mills College, USA focusing on playing contemporary music and improvisation on the shakuhachi. She has worked as external staff at SOAS, Aarhus University and Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, Denmark. Her research interests are among others practice research, contemporary use of the shakuhachi, online music communities, race and ethnicity in music, and meditation and shakuhachi. Composers, such as Roxanna Panufnik, Takahashi Yūji, Frank Denyer have written for her.
Day is a founding member and served 10 years as chairperson for the European Shakuhachi Society. Day served as the chair of the Executive Committee for the 7th World Shakuhachi Festival in London. She is presently a research fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London and performing across the world.
This event is kindly co-supported with financial assistance from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics