Carl Rathus is a shakuhachi (Japanese end-blown flute) player. He has studied the traditional and contemporary repertoire from leading players in Japan and Australia. He has been teaching and performing in Queensland for many years. He has also performed interstate, in Japan and India. He has been involved in a Japanese ensemble recording, and a live fusion recording at the Madras Music Academy. Apart from solo performances, Carl is also involved in a Japanese music duet with koto player, Takako Nishibori and Indo-Japanese Improvisation (IJIMP), among other projects.