Audio and Video Samples

 

VIDEO CLIPS

(please click the links to go to videos)

No Room to Breathe (2013), [starts at 37 min] (cross cultural choral improvisation conceived and conducted by Gerard Yun on “Butterfly” by Columpa C. Bobb) Rebecca McKay and Karen McLeod, sopranos; Includes Native American Flute, violins, percussion, piano; Sing Fires of Justice for Stolen Sisters, Festival of Word and Song, Kitchener, Ontario, October, 2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxOTzIsUqXo

Lessons on the Guzheng (2013) (cross-cultural choral improvisation conceived by Gerard Yun) Wilfrid Laurier University Choir with Kenny Kwan, guzheng and Wai Zhou, soprano, Gerard Yun, conductor, Recorded at First United Church, Waterloo, Ontario, March 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4apHQnbE8Q

The Silence for mixed choir, overtone choir, and bells (2011). Commissioned by the DaCapo Chamber Chamber Choir, Leonard Enns, director. Video taken at Open Ears Festival, Kitchener, Ontario, May 1, 2011. http://youtu.be/Bm72pcfzHgQ

Shakuhachi solo performance (brief excerpt) for Music Care Conference 2011, Waterloo, Ontario: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4apHQnbE8Q

Hourglass Ensemble with Dr. Peter Wiegold special performance utilizing his improvisation methods and techniques. Unusual ensemble includes me on shakuhachi with flute, bass clarinets, saxophone, bass, percussion, keyboards, and vocals. Recorded at Wilfrid Laurier University, October 2011,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sru6UkBnqx0

 

AUDIO CLIPS

Musings for Viola and Shakuhachi #3: Amelia Calbry-Muzuka, viola; Gerard Yun, shakuhachi. East-West Concert Series, March 2011
https://soundcloud.com/shakuconductor/musings-for-viola-and-shakuhachi-3#t=0:05

Ilus Maa (Beautiful Land): University of Waterloo Choir, July 2014

Ilus Maa is an Estonian song by Rein Rannap. The work has been consistently sung at the Estonian Song Festival throughout the 20th century. The festival itself is one of the largest amateur community singing festivals in the world and has been declared a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. The UW Choir was coached in the cultural significance and language of this work by Canadian-Estonian, Elena Lepik, who has participated in at least five of the Song Festivals in Tallin, Estonia. She was outstanding at transmitting the deep significance of this piece to us.  https://soundcloud.com/shakuconductor/ilus-maa-beautiful-land

 

“Descent” from Persephone Awakened for Poetry and Solo Shakuhachi: Danielle Dubrasky, poet; Gerard Yun, shakuhachi. (Excerpted from book/cd)

Persephone Awakened is collection of poems by Dr. Danielle Dubrasky, Professor of Creative Writing at Southern Utah University. The music-poetry collaboration resulted in a book/CD published by Woodhenge Press in Parowan, Utah. The book/CD went through three printings before going out of print in 2010. The worked was toured throughout the United States and Canada including such venues at The Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottsville, Virginia, the Conference of Contemporary Poetry in Long Beach, California; and the Yuki Teki Haiku Society Retreat in Asilomar, California.

https://soundcloud.com/shakuconductor/descent-from-persephone-awakened-for-poetry-and-shakuhachi

 

And My Heart Soars! commissioned by the Utah Music Educators Association for the Utah Womens Honour Choir, Adrianne Tawa, director

https://soundcloud.com/shakuconductor/and-my-heart-soars-utah-music-educators-honor-choir

 

 

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