Vedaaranya Heritage Arts and Healing Festival 2016

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T. M. Hoffman

T. M. Hoffman  -  performing artist, scholar & activist in cultural exchange
< NPO Indo-Japanese Music Exchange Association >

USA-born 40-year Asia resident T M Hoffman garnered his education from leading institutions and masters in USA, India and Japan. Trained intensively in piano (under late Grace Mundorf Myers, USA), Japanese flute shakuhachi (late Living National Treasure Yamaguchi Goro, Japan), Hindustani classical vocal (Pandit Ganesh Prasad Mishra, Lucknow), and completed with honors BA (Grossmont College, San Diego & International Christian University, Tokyo), MA (University of Hawaii, USA), and Visharad (in both Hindustani classical vocal and flute at Bhatkhande Music College, Lucknow, India; with gov’t permission, used Japanese shakuhachi to complete with Distinction the five-year bansuri program). Also pioneered the use of the versatile Japanese koto in Indian music and broad educational applications. Has performed in concerts and on national TV and radio throughout Japan, India and South Asia, USA, and England. Produced numerous concerts and CDs, and conducted workshops and organized tours to India for Japanese musicians and to Japan for Indian musicians for cooperative performances and workshops. Consultant, documenter, contributor in international musicology conferences since 1989. Authored (in Japanese) Raga for Shakuhachi and Koto (instruction book), many theses and journal articles. Translated fiction, poetry collections, song texts etc for prominent Japanese authors, government agencies and Unesco. Co-founded Indo-Japanese Music Exchange Association in 1989, with advisory board of respected artists and scholars of both cultures. Awards from East-West Center (USA), American Institute of Indian Studies AIIS (USA/India), Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (India), Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan FCCJ (Tokyo), titled Sangeet Acharya (India). Since 1993, Lecturer in ethnomusicology at Musashino Academia Musicae, Keio University, and others. Produced/performed shakuhachi, koto, and voice with respected artists of India and Japan on the acclaimed Indo-Japanese classical crossover CD “INTEGRAL ASIA” and in other productions in Asia and America.

T. M. Hoffman, performing artist and ethnomusicologist
Lecturer, Keio University, Musashino Academy of Music, other (Japan)
Performing and Creative Artist Fellow, American Institute of Indian Studies (USA & India)
Director, Indo-Japanese Music Exchange Association
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