KSK Europe held its 2018 workshop in Barcelona on 23rd and 24th October 2018, at ESMUC (State Music College of Catalunya). The teachers were Horacio Curti, Jim Franklin and Véronique Piron, with beginners’ classes being led by Ramon Humet. In the main workshop, there were 10 participants, with a further 8 in the beginners’ group. Instruction covered honkyoku at elementary, intermediate and advanced levels, contemporary pieces, improvisation , and performing technique.
The event concluded with a concert in the Museum of Musical Instruments, Barcelona, performed by the teachers and two of the senior participants (Nina Haarer and Mike McInerney). Highlights in this concert included trio and duo improvisations (one with live electronics as well as shakuhachi) by Horacio Curti, Jim Franklin and Véronique Piron.
Here are some photos of the event, taken by Marta Torrella: