Confronting Silence: Selected Writings
In these writings, available here in English for the first time, the distinguished Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu reflects on his contemporaries, including John Cage, Olivier Messiaen, and Merce Cunningham; on nature, which has profoundly influenced his composition; on film and painting; on relationships between East and West; on traditional Japanese music; and on his own compositions.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
1977 by Editions Ainu artiﬁcial artist beauty become biwa Buckminster Fuller Cage’s called changes composer composition concept Confronting Silence CONFRONTING THE SILENCE contemporary music create culture deﬁned developed Donald Keen Editions Salabert exist expression feel Figure ﬁlm ﬁlmmaker ﬁnal ﬁnally ﬁnd ﬁne ﬁnished ﬁrst ﬁve ﬁxed Flock Descends ﬂow ﬂowers gong hear hiwa and shakuhachi human idea imagination important impression inﬂuence Japan Japanese instruments Japanese music Jasper Johns John Cage Kagaku Kyoto listening live Luigi Nono meaning Merce Cunningham Messiaen modern Western music movement movie moviemaking nature Noh drama noise notation November Steps Odilon Redon Olivier Messiaen one’s orchestra original Paris Pentagonal Garden performance piano piece pitches player reality Redon reﬂected relationship sawari score Seiji Ozawa sense shakuhachi signiﬁcance single sound speciﬁc stone strings Susumu Hani Takemitsu Takiguchi’s technique things TOKYO Toru Toru Takemitsu traditional Japanese music tree words wrote York Philharmonic