Tuesday, December 27, 2016

bonsai, 2016 | native California trees

22 year old coast redwood; @47 year old maple with 9 y.o. coast redwood; 7 year old california buckeye; 10 year old valley oaks

7 year old California buckey – 





  
10 year old valley oaks –





 @ 47 year old maple & @9 y.o. coast redwood –








  


22 year old coast redwood –



  




see also: whats more: Coast Redwod - amazing photo | bonsai (2012)

Saturday, December 24, 2016

photo shoot with some of my instruments



a little photo shoot with some of my instruments today – especially to acknowledge the addition of my new bamboo instruments from Billal Al Shabill (received yesterday)–  karindingcelempung, and toleat (flute) from West Java to California! – pictured here with my hurdygurdy (made in England) and my khomus, custom made for me by Николай Бурцев of Yakutsk in Siberia. The batik in the lower half of the photos was also in my package from West Java. – thank you Billal!



see also: #KhomusWeekly Jew's Harp Newsletter: New Karinding – from West Java to California!


more photos (on Facebook) –
Robert Cherwink - a little photo shoot with some of my instruments...:



see also (previous) – whats more: re: getting karinding and celempung bamboo instruments from West Java

Friday, December 16, 2016

re: getting karinding and celempung bamboo instruments from West Java

Billal Al Shabill has the package ready for shipping! – he was even kind enough to make some videos for me :)


(the karinding are put inside of the celempung for shipping)


video 1:


at the post office –


Billal al Shabill

note (just in case): i had some problems watching the videos to begin with, and had to set to low resolution before they would stop stalling.

video 2:



i will be receiving some batik as well





package is on the way!


see also, previous post: whats more: getting karinding and celempung bamboo instruments from West Java | new playlist: "Celempung (West Java bamboo)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

getting karinding and celempung bamboo instruments from West Java | new playlist: "Celempung (West Java bamboo)



this bamboo is too big and heavy, making the shipping cost too great; so Billal Al Shabill is going to the forest to find a smaller one to send! :) – to be shipped with karinding (bamboo jaw harp), toleat (bamboo flute), and batik!

Toleat and Karinding

(previous on Facebook), harvesting bamboo to make celempung in West Java: https://www.facebook.com/robert.cherwink/posts/10207404502810129?pnref=story




videos of the instrument being played: a new playlist on my YouTube channel: "Celempung (West Java bamboo):"
https://www.youtube.com/playlist…



SEE UPDATE AT: whats more: re: getting karinding and celempung bamboo instruments from West Java

ORIGINAL POST ON FACEBOOK –



Tuesday, November 1, 2016

#khomus practice session 161018


 just a practice session, working on something new, a little rough but coming along

Olonkho –

Thursday, September 8, 2016

"Shaman Here" | art by Na Wei


i like these a lot!



by Na Wei
Beijing, China

Na Wei on Facebook




more 

The profound significance not from an idea, but in the grinding and fit.
116x273cm. China ink on the silk ,oil color on canvas,screen color,acrylic

New feeling is hard to achieve as communism.
The death of a bamboo
200*150cm China ink on the silk ,oil color on canvas,screen color,acrylic



Tuesday, May 24, 2016

NEW: The #KhomusWeekly Jew’s Harp Newsletter




news, articles & videos of the world of the Jew's Harp (otherwise know as the khomus, Хомус, xomus, guimbarde, Đàn môi, "jaw harp," "juice harp," Moorsing, mouth-harp, Maultrommel, várgan, etc.)



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Monday, May 16, 2016

#khomus practice session 15 May 2016. not so bad for a beginner?





practice session :: by special arrangement, i received the khomus just over a month ago. i had never even played before, but now i am starting to get a feel for it smile emoticon
– this is a custom high-tech, low-frequency, shamanic khomus by the master builder Николай Бурцев (Burtcev, Nikolai) of Yakutsk, Siberia. an upgraded guimbarde of his series "tankha," it has now arrived and is living in California. it is called "Olonkho." the design is my personal sign combined with a motif of ancient Tengrianism with the meaning of "shamanism plus scientific knowledge." as i am just learning to play for the first time it is truly a great honor to receive such an exquisite instrument.
– special thanks to Хомусчут Андрей for connections & encouragement!
5 weeks of playing just a little bit each day; sometimes careful, this time i am playing a little more aggressive! - not bad for a beginner?
this vid is part of my playlist "khomus study." watch the first few vids on this for some _real playing!