Michael Gould 2 – Tradition and Beyond




This collection consists of 12 pieces recorded in 2001 by Michael Gould, master of Shakuhachi, and Michael Gould, the percussionist. The duo performs traditional Japanese music as well as original compositions using Western and non-Western percussion instruments, and the shakuhachi. Both Michael Goulds lived in Japan for long periods of time and are musicians with a passion for Japanese music.

The compositions that are included in this CD have all started as images. Most of these images were taken from their collective experiences in Japan.

Listen to a musical sample of the song “Happy at Work” from this CD.