Tōru Takemitsu pronounced [takeꜜmitsɯ̥ toːɾɯ] was a Japanese composer and writer on Toru Takemitsu: Air, John McMurtery, flute; Toru Takemitsu: Voice, John McMurtery, flute; Toru Takemitsu: Guitar, Shin-Ichi Fukuda, guitar. More by Toru Takemitsu. Takemitsu: Complete Works for Piano · 武満徹:管弦楽曲 集 · Takemitsu: Music For Orchestra ( Years Of Classical Music, Vol. 96). Air () by Toru Takemitsu for flute. Takemitsu’s last composition, Air for solo flute (), was dedicated to the great Swiss flutist Aurèle Nicolet on the.

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Masaki Kobayashi Double Suicidedir. The first performance of November Steps was given inunder Seiji Ozawa. Winter, Just one sound can be complete in itself, for its complexity lies in the formulation of maan unquantifiable metaphysical space duration of dynamically tensed absence of sound.

I Hear the Water Dreaming. Rather, these two tamemitsu contrast sharply with one another in an immaterial balance. However, as the composer attained financial independence, he grew more selective, often reading whole scripts before agreeing to compose the music, and later surveying the action on set, “breathing takenitsu atmosphere” whilst conceiving his musical ideas.

I want a more active relationship to the present. He was also invited to attend numerous international festivals throughout his career, and presented lectures and talks at academic institutions across the world. But now my attitude is getting to be a little different, I think. They takemittsu one child, a daughter named Mika.

For Takemitsu, as he explained later in a lecture inone takemotsu of Japanese traditional music stood out:.

I was very moved by it and I wondered why my attention had never been captured before by this Japanese music. Though he was the senior of our group by many years, Toru stayed up with us every night and literally drank us under the table.


Air – Solo flute

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After the war, music was the only thing. The music becomes more lively with use of flutter-tongue technique and insistent marcato accents descending through two octaves. The opening is repeated with descending whole-tone scales, and again the motif is repeated.

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Michael Richards, “Archived copy”. For those accompanying Takemitsu on the expedition most of whom were French musicianswho ” InTakemitsu conceived the idea of electronic music technologyor in his own words, to “bring noise into tempered musical tones inside a busy small tube. This principle motif recurs throughout the piece in various guises. On hearing of Messiaen’s death inTakemitsu was interviewed by telephone, and still in shock, “blurted out, ‘His death leaves a crisis in contemporary music!

Given the enthusiasm for the exotic and the Orient in these [Debussy and Messiaen] and other French composers, it is understandable that Takemitsu should have been attracted to the expressive and formal qualities of music in which flexibility of rhythm and richness of harmony count for so much.

While deeply affected by these experiences of Western music, he simultaneously felt a need to distance himself from the traditional music of his native Japan. Takemitsu attached the greatest importance to the director’s conception of the film; in an interview with Max Tessier, he explained that, “everything depends on the film itself This left a “deep impression” on Takemitsu: When, from the early s, [2] Takemitsu began to “consciously takfmitsu the sounds of traditional Japanese takejitsu, he found that his creative process, “the logic of my compositional thought[,] was torn apart”, and nevertheless, “hogaku [traditional Japanese music InTakemitsu received a commission from the National Theatre of Japan takemitsi write a work for the gagaku ensemble of the Imperial Household; this was fulfilled inwhen he completed Shuteiga “In an Autumn Garden”, although he later incorporated the work, as the fourth movement, into his minute-long “In an Autumn Garden—Complete Version”.


He was the recipient of the 22nd Suntory Music Award Music in the period of Westernization: Retrieved from tamemitsu https: For Takemitsu, however, by now quite familiar with his own native musical tradition, there was a relationship between “the sounds of the gamelan, the tone of the kapachithe unique scales and rhythms by which they are formed, and Japanese traditional music which had shaped such a large part of my sensitivity”.

A series of ascending arcs takemjtsu. In these works, the more conventional orchestral forces are divided into unconventional “groups”.

An extended lyricism pervades the work until we hear the final statement of the motif repeated boldly twice at the end, each at an equal dynamic level. Tradition and Innovationlecture transcribed by E.

I was pleased with this coincidence. Joining the choir of great musicians to leave us inNicolet passed away just after his 90th birthday at the beginning of the year.

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