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Relaxing improvisations on shakuhachi and guitar featuring

  • shakuhachi - Anne Norman
  • guitar - Jarek Czechowicz

Jarek and Anne's music evolves from the breath, with moments of silence punctuating the intertwining melodic threads. These spontaneous improvisations draw the listener into a spacious, soothing soundscape.

Jarek Czechowicz

Jarek first explored the guitar in his early teens followed by a study of electronic music with prolific Australian composer Felix Werder. In 1979 Jarek undertook private tuition on a scholarship with Witold Rudzinski, Senior Professor of composition at the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. During the late 80's he formed the guitar duo The Name and also worked in the Theatre in Poland. Jarek is currently Artistic Director of DEJA an ensemble specialising in improvisation. DEJA has released a CD titled 'Once'. Jarek's guitar is handcrafted by Carson-Crickmore.


Jarek Czechowicz Website


"...where nothing is present as form, everything is present as possibility; all order is the gift of chance, all song is the gift of silence" Darryl Reanney, Music of the Mind.

"one of my favourites for early morning listening here in the groves of academe!! Sooths the savage beasts about..." Dr. Karl Neuenfeldt, Didjeridu scholar, Central Queensland University 1997

Released by AMN Productions AMN003, 1998


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