Site-responsive Music for shakuhachi, voice, er-hu, piano, water
Audio Recording created with Christopher Yohmei Blasdel

“Au Yong brings his usual eclectic collection of instruments.”
~Christopher DeLaurenti, The Stranger


In 1996, Christopher Yohmei Blasdel and I met in Japan. 10 years later, we performed in the Tokyo Art Museum designed by Tadao Ando. The following year, we performed in Seattle’s Chapel Performance Space, then recorded BreathPlay just before midnight as part of Doug Haire’s Sonarchy. Raw audio files were mixed by James Whetzel, then mastered by Jake Perrine at RFI/CD Mastering.

Creative Team
Christopher Yohmei Blasdel, shakuhachi
Byron Au Yong, voice, er-hu, piano, percussion, water

Doug Haire, audio engineer
James Whetzel, initial mix
Jake Perrine, mastering engineer

Wing Lee Fong, CD designer

Press Quote
“A master at scenting traditional instruments and theatrical staging with a whiff of the avant, Au Yong duets with Tokyo-based flutist Christopher Yohmei Blasdel. I heard Blasdel a few years ago and still remember his ravishing tone on shakuhachi.”
~The Stranger


  1. The perfect music for a quiet day at home. The music is soothing and evokes imagery of nature. I feel like I spent some time in the bamboo forest.


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