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The Resource Confronting silence : selected writings, Toru Takemitsu ; translated and edited by Yoshiko Kakudo and Glenn Glasow ; with a foreword by Seiji Ozawa

Confronting silence : selected writings, Toru Takemitsu ; translated and edited by Yoshiko Kakudo and Glenn Glasow ; with a foreword by Seiji Ozawa

Label
Confronting silence : selected writings
Title
Confronting silence
Title remainder
selected writings
Statement of responsibility
Toru Takemitsu ; translated and edited by Yoshiko Kakudo and Glenn Glasow ; with a foreword by Seiji Ozawa
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Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
  • Although internationally recognized as a major twentieth-century composer, Toru Takemitsu as author is relatively unknown except to Japanese-speaking readers. Since 1960, he has written numerous essays and commentaries, most of which have been published in Japan. Confronting Silence is the first collection of his writings to be translated into English. For the present volume, he has selected writings covering a wide range of subjects: art and artists, movies, his contemporaries, nature in all of its manifestations (a favorite topic), and, of course, music - traditional and contemporary, Eastern and Western, folk music, and his own compositions and approach to composing
  • Takemitsu's desire to express thoughts in prose as well as music, not typical of Japanese composers until recently, is more frequently associated with nineteenth-century European composers. With little interest in program music, Takemitsu does not believe that words explain the essence of music. Words are important in his own compositional technique, however, and his interest in writing is certainly more than casual. Words stimulate his imagination and give rise literally to images that in turn activate his sensibilities in his search for sound, the real essence of music
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Action
Committed to retain
Cataloging source
DLC
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Takemitsu, Tōru
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML60
LC item number
.T35 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1924-2002
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  • Kakudo, Yoshiko
  • Glasow, Glenn
Series statement
Fallen Leaf monographs on contemporary composers
Series volume
1
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  • Music
  • Musik
  • Musiktheorie
Label
Confronting silence : selected writings, Toru Takemitsu ; translated and edited by Yoshiko Kakudo and Glenn Glasow ; with a foreword by Seiji Ozawa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Nature and Music (From "A Composer's Diary") -- On His Contemporaries. John Cage. Merce Cunningham. Jasper Johns -- Conversation on Seeing -- The Landscape of the Score -- On Music. A Single Sound. The Distance from Ud to Biwa. Noh and Transience. Sound of East, Sound of West -- On Art. Isamu Noguchi - Traveler. Redon Fantasy -- A Personal Approach -- Notes on November Steps -- Mirror and Egg -- Dream and Number -- People and Trees -- Water. Music is Life : John Cage, the Elegant Revolutionary. The Passing of Feldman, Nono, and Messiaen -- Gardener of Time
Control code
32132277
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 155 p.
Isbn
9780914913368
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95009884
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), music
System control number
(OCoLC)32132277
Label
Confronting silence : selected writings, Toru Takemitsu ; translated and edited by Yoshiko Kakudo and Glenn Glasow ; with a foreword by Seiji Ozawa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Nature and Music (From "A Composer's Diary") -- On His Contemporaries. John Cage. Merce Cunningham. Jasper Johns -- Conversation on Seeing -- The Landscape of the Score -- On Music. A Single Sound. The Distance from Ud to Biwa. Noh and Transience. Sound of East, Sound of West -- On Art. Isamu Noguchi - Traveler. Redon Fantasy -- A Personal Approach -- Notes on November Steps -- Mirror and Egg -- Dream and Number -- People and Trees -- Water. Music is Life : John Cage, the Elegant Revolutionary. The Passing of Feldman, Nono, and Messiaen -- Gardener of Time
Control code
32132277
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 155 p.
Isbn
9780914913368
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95009884
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), music
System control number
(OCoLC)32132277

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