MICHAEL KANNER, BAMBOO FLUTE MAKER
Michael Kanner has been making and playing flutes since 1974 when he learned the art of shakuhachi with Monty Levenson.He has given workshops with Paul Horn and Al Huang at Esalen Institute in Big Sur,Ca. He is a Spectra artist with the Cultural Council in Santa Cruz County and teaches flute making to children in the schools as well as craft fairs and libraries in Hawaii and the U.S.He has been a programmer of world music at KUSP FM for30 years.
He is a member of the American Bamboo Society and lives with his wife and twochildren in Capitola Ca.
Bamboo is one of the most useful plants in the world. This wonderful material provides food and shelter, woven baskets, fishing poles, art objects, musical instruments,and innumerable household utensils.It's natural beauty enhances any home and it provides a special quality in the garden. Walking through a bamboo grove is well known to give rise to feelings of peace and serenity.
A wonderous presence sings through bamboo.
In varied cultures throughout the world, the song of bamboo flute music has enriched the spirit of young and old with vibrant native melodies.Each flute is made with theintention of giving a lifetime of enjoyment and musical creativity.Playing the flute can open our awareness of breath control and return us to the glad rhythms of our heart.
Contact Michael by email or call 831.476.2259.