This is a 33 min. video in which I improvise on five different shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flutes) and play a few phrases from various pieces in order to demonstrate some of the traditional playing techniques and some of the idiomatic features of each of my instruments. Because this was created without a script and confined to a short time-span, I only covered some of the flute's idioms, but, I think most composers will get useful information from the video.
IMPORTANT NOTE: In the video I said that my 2.4 shakuhachi sounded a min. 3rd below concert pitch. (A B when playing a D.) That is wrong. It sounds a "large" Perfect 4th below concert pitch. (An "A" when playing a D.)
I am not a master-player, but I am about half way through that licensing process. These are not rehearsed performances; in fact, I played these demonstrations without warmng up and without editing out any of the rough or unintended sounds. There are certainly better players (like my teacher Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin - nyogetsu.com) who could better illustrate these things; anyway, I think you will enjoy my playing and that it will do the job intended by the video.