Wood Prophecy

June 30: Performance at
the Marin County Fair

Taimu: The Art of Emptiness and Sacred Masculinity

Published April 9,  2022

NPR Tiny Desk Concert Entry 2022

Concert for Goats and Pigs Winter Solstice 2021

Winner! Best Music Video, January 2021
Tokyo International Short Film Festival

Shakuhachi Music Video “Green Swampy Water”

11/14/2021 live solo concert – livestream only
Wood God Blues at Old First Church.

Full concert description here.

4/7/2021 live solo concert – replay
20 Years of Shakuhachi

10/10/2020 live solo concert – replay
10 Years of Mukyoku 無曲

10 Years of Mukyoku 無曲 = Concert Program HERE

August 7, 2020 live solo concert – replay
Center for New Music, San Francisco

June 26, 2020 live solo concert – replay

May 31, 2020 live solo concert – replay

April 12, 2020 live solo concert – replay

April 5, 2020 live solo concert – replay

Great press on the new video in Paste Magazine written by Oktay Ege Kozak

Bass Shakuhachi Ensemble Debut: the only composing Taimu Group

Pre-Videogame Live Performance,
Sony PlayStation E3 2018

Cornelius Boots Black and White Photo in Prague 2016
Photo by Stephanie Mohan,  2018

About Cornelius Boots

Cornelius Boots has forged his own no-holds-barred style as a professional woodwind performer/composer/teacher since 1989.  He is a three-time graduate of Jacobs School of Music (BM Classical Clarinet ’97, BS Audio Recording ’97, MM Jazz Studies ’99) and licensed shihan (master) in the dynamic shakuhachi lineage of Watazumido. He is the recipient of international awards and is an active recording artist. 

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Edmund Welles

About Edmund Welles: the bass clarinet quartet

Edmund Welles has had the distinction of being the world’s only original, composing band of four bass clarinetists, performing “heavy chamber music.” Cornelius Boots is the founder and principal composer of this former group. While the performing days of the group are over, material remains to be released. Sign up on Cornelius’ newsletter list to be alerted to future releases.

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Sacred Root

Bamboo Rising

Holy Flute

Mountain Hermit’s
Secret Wisdom (2013)

Mukyoku: Pieces for
Taimu (2010)

Imagination Lost

Tooth & Claw

Agrippa’s 3 Books

Occidental Hygiene

sabbaticus rex

sabbaticus rex II

Robot Music

New Series One

Faun Tumnus

Smelting & Refining

Big Crumbs

Hymns for Christmas

Unreleased Masterworks

Gods Help Us All

O Mysterium

Live at Old First Church
October 6, 2006

Flattus: the MAC 4

Doctor Mongrol

Electric Funeral
single (2012)