Questing Spirit


Questing Spirit - the duo of Anne Norman (shakuhachi) & Peter Hagen (harpsichord) regularly performed from 2001 to 2004. Large geographical distances have meant that the duo no longer performs regularly. During those five years, the duo developed a program presenting three strands of music - Baroque, Japanese & contemporary Australian. To their knowledge, this is the only duo of harpsichord & shakuhachi on the planet, and to the delight of audiences, the timbres of the harpsichord and shakuhachi blend beautifully. Questing Spirit collaborated with several Melbourne composers, stretching the boundaries of performance technique of the two instruments. These pages are kept as an archive of past work. Questing Spirit would be delighted to revisit this material should an appropriate invitation present itself!