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Michael Andrew Doherty

Doherty, Michael Andrew
Born 1973

Shakuhachi & Composer

Michael, a life-long musician and composer, is a native of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. He took up shakuhachi when investigating silence in music and silent music. He first found, and began working with, sensei Chikuzen in 2008. After achieving the formally recognized level of "jun shihan" in that lineage/school (2011), he embarked in a more organic and self-directed period of shakuhachi experience taking lessons instead from both Marco Lienhard (jiari) and Kiku Day (jinashi), while continuing to craft his own jinashi instruments, compose, and being his own "strict master".


The International Shakuhachi Society - 2018