Victoria Brand on Shakuhachi Flute
440 Gallery invites you to join us for an afternoon of music in the gallery--a joining of inspiring sound to accompany artist Ellen Chuse's meditations on form and color. Tori Yuraku Murray-Brand will perform a solo program of traditional Japanese music on the Shakuhachi bamboo flute. Tori originally trained classically as a Western flute player and for the past seventeen years she has been playing the Japanese flute. She is a student in the Kyo-Shin-An dojo of James 如楽 Nyoraku Schlefer, a Brooklyn-based musician, composer and grand master of the shakuhachi. Tori was awarded the jin-shi-han license to teach shakuhachi as well as her Japanese name, 優楽Yuraku. A Crown Heights resident, she is associate director of scholarship development at The Juilliard School.