University of Pittsburgh

Devon Tipp Explores New and Traditional Japanese Music

Composition/Theory PhD student Devon Tipp’s music will be featured as part of a series of workshops and performances on Friday, October 13. Hosted by Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, these events will provide an exploration of both traditional and contemporary Japanese music. 

Tipp will host free workshops on the Japanese instruments ichigenkin and shakuhachi led by expert practitioners Ralph Samuelson, Elizabeth Brown, and Issui Minegishi on Friday, October 13, from 3-6 p.m. in Bellefield Hall Auditorium.

Later that evening, Brown and Samuelson will perform Tipp's composition for two shakuhachi, Splintered Ringing.  The new work will be performed as part of a free concert on Friday, October 13, at 8 p.m. in Frick Fine Arts Auditorium.

Brown and Samuelson will also perform Splintered Ringing on October 5th at the Katonah Village Library, and again on Oct 8 at the Center for Remembering and Learning in New York.

Congratulations to Devon Tipp on the performances of his new composition and his efforts in expanding our understanding of Japanese music and culture!

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