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Jeffrey Nyofu Lependorf

Lependorf, Jeffrey Nyofu
Born 1962

Composer
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In 1984, Jeffrey Lependorf received the venerable performing name "Koku" ("Empty Nothingness") from shakuhachi master Yoshinobu Taniguchi, while studying at the Oberlin Conservatory. In 1992, Lependorf received a Jun Shihan license from shakuhachi master Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin. A Phd in music composition from Columbia University, he has had works performed across the United States, and in Japan, Italy and Ireland. He has helped create a new repertoire of music for the shakuhachi and is currently completing his third opera, American Lit, to be premiered in New York City in 1999.

Teachers

Tracks Recorded

ShakuhachiAlbum
MyakuPrayer for the Missing, A

Composed or Arranged

Shakuhachi Compositions
YearTitleKanjiAlternate Title
1988
Night Pond

1990
Scivias

Publications

TitleKanjiPublisherYearPagesLanguage
Contemporary Notation for the Shakuhachi: A Primer for Composers

Perspectives in New Music 27, no. 2198920, 232-251English


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