On Flowers of Silence some of the pieces are Shakuhachi solo, while in others, Deuter has expanded the spirit and the soul of this bamboo flute to include a wider musical experience. It is really an art to create sound with the Shakuhachi, and because of that, because it’s so free there is a very wide spectrum in the sound. You can change it, you can alter it, you can stretch it, you can push something, you can be very forceful or you can be incredibly soft and sweet.
“You have to be totally immersed in the moment to play it. There is hardly any instrument that creates such a silent mind, a quiet mind, a space of meditation.” ~C. G. Deuter