Tōru Takemitsu: Confronting Silence: Selected Writings (1995)

20 June 2013, dusan

In these writings, available here in English for the first time, the distinguished Japanese composer Tōru 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.

Translated and edited by Yoshiko Kakudo and Glenn Glasow
With a Foreword by Seiji Ozawa
Publisher Scarecrow Press, 1995
Fallen Leaf Monographs on Contemporary Composers series
ISBN 1461664845, 9781461664840
156 pages
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