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Philip Gelb

Gelb, Philip
Born 1965/04/12

Shakuhachi
phil@philipgelb.com
http://www.philipgelb.com/

Philip Gelb is one of the few Shakuhachi players who focuses on new and expeimental music. His shakuhachi teachers include Kurahashi Yoshio, Ronnie Nyogesu Seldin and Dale Olsen bai-o and he studied composition briefly with Yuji Takahashi. He has performed throughout North America and in Japan and Europe as a soloist as well as in various ensembles. His current projects include a trio with Pauline Oliveros and Dana Reason, a Shakuhachit/String Trio with Carla Kihstedt and Hugh Livingston, collaborations with dancer Eri Majima and duets with interactive computer composer Chris Brown. His recordings are available on Leo, Deep Listening, New World/Countercurrents, Abray, Ryokan, Limited Sedition, and Cultural Labyrinth. He currently lives and teachs in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Teachers

Albums

Between - Waves Between - Waves

Modern music for shakuhachi, accordion, conch, saxes and piano.

Indistancing Indistancing

Shakuhachi and 2 kotos. Modern compositions.

Mystic Journey Mystic Journey

Shakuhachi/percussion improvisations.

Natto Quartet - Headlands Natto Quartet - Headlands

Primal Identity Primal Identity

Orginal compostions with shakuhachi and piano.

Purple Wind Purple Wind

Shakuhachi/electronics improvisation.

Tracks Recorded

ShakuhachiAlbum
As the Bay Bridge Begins to ShakePurple Wind
Avoiding the Guilt TripPurple Wind
Bipolar or SchizoPurple Wind
Bowlegged Bagel BakerPurple Wind
Caller IDMystic Journey
Calling, TheMystic Journey
ChannelIndistancing
Chimp Without a TreePurple Wind
ConfluenceIndistancing
Evening RitualMystic Journey
For JoeMystic Journey
Gino's Flute NightmarePurple Wind
In the BrushMystic Journey
IndistancingIndistancing
Infinite WorldsPrimal Identity
Ka BellsMystic Journey
KikichaNatto Quartet - Headlands
Mad Cow DiseasePurple Wind
MisoNatto Quartet - Headlands
MochiNatto Quartet - Headlands
NeinaPrimal Identity
Nine Years LaterPurple Wind
NukaNatto Quartet - Headlands
Origami TendrilsPurple Wind
Other VoicesMystic Journey
Peter GreenawayPurple Wind
Primal IdentityPrimal Identity
Purple Wind (for Sun Ra)Purple Wind
Rhizomatic Truth TablePrimal Identity
RideumMystic Journey
Sacrifice, TheMystic Journey
Sake (Gelb)Natto Quartet - Headlands
Saturday AfternoonPrimal Identity
Seeker, TheMystic Journey
Seer, TheMystic Journey
SobaNatto Quartet - Headlands
Sodomites from a Declining EmpirePurple Wind
Song of SolomonoPrimal Identity
Space Between, TheBetween - Waves
Timid TyrannosaurusPurple Wind
Too Much ChocolatePurple Wind
Tran DanceMystic Journey
TransformationMystic Journey
Volt GoingIndistancing
WavesBetween - Waves
YubaNatto Quartet - Headlands

Composed or Arranged

Shakuhachi Compositions
YearTitleKanjiAlternate Title

As the Bay Bridge Begins to Shake


Avoiding the Guilt Trip


Bipolar or Schizo


Bowlegged Bagel Baker


Caller ID


Calling, The


Chimp Without a Tree


Evening Ritual


For Joe


Gino's Flute Nightmare


In the Brush


Ka Bells


Mad Cow Disease


Nine Years Later


Origami Tendrils


Other Voices


Peter Greenaway


Purple Wind (for Sun Ra)


Rain Sketch Number 7


Rideum


Sacrifice, The


Seeker, The


Seer, The


Sodomites from a Declining Empire


Timid Tyrannosaurus


Too Much Chocolate


Tran Dance


Transformation

2002
Kikicha

2002
Miso

2002
Mochi

2002
Nuka

2002
Sake (Gelb)

2002
Soba

2002
Yuba


The International Shakuhachi Society - 2014