Kô Ishikawa

Article Works Projects
crossroads:
genre(subgenre):
instruments:
country/territory:
city:
related artists:
created on:
December 3, 2003
last changed on:
Please note: This page has not been updated since December 21, 2005. We decided to keep it online because we think the information is still valuable.
information provided by:
Other languages:
Kô Ishikawa

Article

Kô Ishikawa plays the traditional Japanese mouth-organ, shô. Born in 1963 in Tokyo, he studied this more than 4000 years-old instrument and the traditional Japanese courtly music gagaku under the masters Mayumi Miyata, Hideaki Bunno and Sukeyasu Shiba. In 1987, he became a member of the Gagaku ensemble Reigakusha, one of the groups trying to develop this traditional music discretely. With this ensemble and as a soloist Ishikawa is often to be heard at big European festivals. Hence his style on the shô in playing either traditional or new music is celebrated not only in Tokyo but also in Vienna, London, Paris, Frankfurt and Berlin. Kô Ishikawa has often played together with Otomo Yoshihide in the group Cathode and in the years 2001, 2002 and 2003 made recordings with Gene Coleman.
Author: Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Works

Ou-No-Seijaku

Published Audio,
2005
3D

Insect Groove

Published Audio,
2002
Cycling

Energy

Published Audio,
2000
Naïve

Otomo: Cathode

Published Audio,
1999
with Kô Ishikawa, Tzadik

Whose Forest?

Published Audio,
1998
Hornblower Recordings

Fujieda: Patterns Of Plant

Published Audio,
1997
with Kô Ishikawa, Tzadik

Suspended In Amber

Published Audio,
1996
Innova

Takahashi: Finger Light

Published Audio,
1995
with Kô Ishikawa, Tzadik

Projects

This artist took part in the following project(s) organized/funded by the culturebase.net partner institutions.

transonic 2004

The New Sound Experience

(20 January 04 - 29 January 04)