Michael Doherty

Michael Doherty


Michael Andrew Doherty is a life-long musician and composer, a writer and philosopher, instrument maker and bonsai gardener. Since 2008 his musical focus has been on the Japanese bamboo flute called shakuhachi in terms of composition, performance, as well as instrument-building.

His three shakuhachi teachers (Okuda Atsuya, Yokoyama Katsuya and Taniguchi Yoshinobu) all lived in Japan extensively and learned shakuhachi from the venerable masters. Thus, the Dokyoku and Zensabo performance

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  • Composition and performance: Butterfly's Wings. Composition for shakuhachi. 2016.


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