Hon Shirabe

Koten Honkyoku

Hon Shirabe literally means “basic melody”. It originates in Hamamatsu district (Japan). According to Katsuya Yokoyama, it has “a melody of pure simplicity and intuitive power”. The austerity of this melody calls for a stable, rooted and deep sound.

Ramon Humet: 2.4 shakuhachi

Tamuke

Koten Honkyoku

Tamuke literally means “hands folded together in prayer” and it is a piece dedicated to the departed souls. This melody of deep sorrow originated in the Fusai Temple, Ise district (Japan), and it was played in the rituals for the deceased at the zen temples.

Ramon Humet: 2.4 shakuhachi

Autumn Inside

Improvisation

The Zen flute and crystal singing bowls are deeply twinned with each other in meditation at this beautiful forest in the Catalan Pyrenees, where the golden colours invite introspection and inner silence. The harmonies of the singing bowls surround the descending melody of the shakuhachi, while the beech leaves fall gently around us.

Ramon Humet: 1.8 shakuhachi

Sílvia Vidal: crystal singing bowls, tingshas, Dharma bell, wind chimes, rainstick