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Andreas Fuyu Gutzwiller

Gutzwiller, Andreas Fuyu
Born 1940


Andreas Gutzwiller was born in 1940 in Germany. After attending school in
Basel Switzerland, he studied musicology and ethnomusicology at the free University of Berlin and ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University, United States. He began the study of the Japanese shakuhachi flute with Araki Kodo V, then continued his studies in Tokyo with Kawase Junsuke III. In 1974 he received his Ph.D with a thesis on the history and music of the shakuhachi. In 1976 he was the first European to receive the title of shihan (master) of the Kinko School of shakuhachi and the name of Fuyu. Since 1980, he has taught at the Music Academy in the city of Basel and was Director of the Studio for non-European music of the Music Academy until 2005. In the summer of 2004, he received a teaching position for ethnomusicology of the musicology Institute of the University of Basel. He is author of Shakuhachi: Aspects of History, Practice & Teaching among others.




Emptiness of the Sky, The Emptiness of the Sky, The

Kinko Honkyoku prepared by Miura Kindo.

Flute of the Misty Sea, The Flute of the Misty Sea, The

Music For Two Shakuhachi

Shakuhachi duets.

True Spirit of Emptiness, The True Spirit of Emptiness, The

Kinko Honkyoku prepared by Miura Kindo.

Tracks Recorded

Aki Kaze no KyokuMusic For Two Shakuhachi
Akita Sugagaki (Kinko Ryu)Emptiness of the Sky, The
Ashi no ShirabeEmptiness of the Sky, The
Banshiki ChoTrue Spirit of Emptiness, The
Hi Fu Mi Hachigaeshi no Shirabe (Kinko Ryu)True Spirit of Emptiness, The
Igusa ReiboFlute of the Misty Sea, The
Kokû ReiboEmptiness of the Sky, The
Kokû ReiboMusic For Two Shakuhachi
Koro Sugagaki (Kinko Ryu)Music For Two Shakuhachi
Kotoji no KyokuFlute of the Misty Sea, The
Mukaiji ReiboFlute of the Misty Sea, The
Reibo NagashiEmptiness of the Sky, The
Rokudan no ShirabeMusic For Two Shakuhachi
Sakai Jishi (Kinko Ryu)Music For Two Shakuhachi
Sayama SugagakiFlute of the Misty Sea, The
Shika no Tône (Kinko Ryû)Music For Two Shakuhachi
Shin KyoreiTrue Spirit of Emptiness, The
Sokaku ReiboTrue Spirit of Emptiness, The
Tsuki no KyokuEmptiness of the Sky, The
Yugure no KyokuFlute of the Misty Sea, The


Die Flote Shakuhachi : Von Bettlern zu Monchen zu Musikern [The Shakuhachi Flute: From Beggars to Monks to Musicians]. In Musik in Japan: Aufsatze zu Aspekten der Musik im heutigen Japan, edited by Silvain Guignard

Munchen: Ludicium Verlag199647-57
Die Shakuhachi der Kinko-Schule [Shakuhachi of the Kinko School]

Basel: Barrenreiter Kassel1983

Review of Bamboo Textures: Works for Shakuhachi by John Kaizan Neptune

World of Music 25, no. 2198380-81
Rhythm in Shakuhachi Honkyoku. In European Studies in Ethnomusicology: Historical Developments and Recent Trends, edited by Max Peter Baumann, Artur Simon and Ulrich Wegner

Wilhelmshaven, Germany: F. Noetzel1990269-281
Shakuhachi of the Fuke-Sect: Instrument of Zen

World of Music 26, no. 3. Pages 53-6519849English
Shakuhachi-Unterricht im fruhen 19. Jahrhundert: Juhachi jokuden, Die achtzehn Artikel des Kurosawa Kinko III [Shakuhachi Instruction in the Early 19th Century: Juhachi Jokuden, Eighteen Articles by Kurosawa Kinko III]. - In Lux Oriente: Begegnungen der Kulturen in der Musikforschung, Festschrift Robert Gunther zum 65. Geburtstag.

Kassel: Gustav Bosse Verlag1995149-158
Shakuhachi: Aspects of History, Practice and Teaching

Master of Arts1974198English
Stone Age and Promise Land: An Answer to James Reid

Ethnomusicology 23, no. 11979103-107
The World of a Single Sound: Basic Structure of the Music of the Japanese Flute Shakuhachi. (With Gerald Bennett)

Musica Asiatica 6199136-59

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