Confronting Silence: Selected Writings (Fallen Leaf Monographs on Contemporary Composers)

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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.

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"This fine book...is an excellent introduction to the original and provacative thinking of one of today's most important composers. The translation preserves the color and elegance of his prose."--American Music Teacher

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