This blog is dedicated to the sublime instruments called nose flutes and which produce the most divine sound ever. We have chosen to discard all the native models from S. Pacific and Asia, for they need fingering to be played. We'll concentrate on "buccal cavity driven" nose flutes : the well patented and trademarked metal or plastic ones, plus, by a condemnable indulgence, some wooden craft or home-made productions.

Oct 21, 2014

Videos by Hideki Arai

It had been unfair that we didn't post yet a video about Mr. Hideki Arai, a Japanese noseflutist who has posted no less than 21 nose flute videos over a year. Mr. Arai plays classical music themes, but also what one could call "standards" (El Condor Pasa, Evening Primrose, ...). Apparently, Mr. Arai plays a ceramic Bocarina.
The accuracy of his playing is astonishing, and he has a very peculiar sound, with (maybe a bit too much?) vibrato (produced by nose flute quivering). His videos are very recognizable, humble, always framed the same way on a white background and played with no background music. Really worth watching them.

All the other videos on Hideki Arai's Youtube channel

1 comment:

  1. Easy and accurate play, by far the most musical nose flute play I have heard here.