Submitted by Aaron J. Gonzales on Saturday, 12/19/2009, at 9:06 PM
Submitted by Mark Santolucito on Thursday, 12/17/2009, at 12:21 PM

Takemitsu response

Submitted by Caroline F. Edmundson on Wednesday, 12/16/2009, at 9:43 PM

Kim's Response

Submitted by Kimberly D. Adamse on Monday, 12/14/2009, at 4:30 PM

Response: Music and Silence

Submitted by Ioanida Costache on Sunday, 12/13/2009, at 4:39 PM


Submitted by Michiko A. Theurer on Sunday, 12/6/2009, at 8:53 PM

If you have a chance before tomorrow, listen to How Slow the Wind and at least some of A Flock Descends..., which should help clarify my paper.  If you're intrigued, Les Yeux Clos (The closed eyes) is a somewhat different flavor (for piano) and neat to listen to with the picture open, and Requiem is a much earlier work, perhaps his first masterpiece (Stravinsky approved).  La Mer is mostly to refresh our collective memories about Debussy; a gorgeous piece and well worth any time that's not already double-booked...

How Slow the WindHow Slow the Wind


Les Yeux Clos I and II

(1988) Based on painting of same name by Odilon Redon

A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden


(1957) Early work composed in memory of his mentor and fellow film composer, Fumio Hayasaka.  Often taken to be a premature requiem for himself.

Also, Debussy was one of Takemitsu's major musical influences.  Here's an orchestral work ("The Sea"); take a listen if you get a chance:

La Mer

Takemitsu Essay

Submitted by Michiko A. Theurer on Saturday, 12/5/2009, at 10:08 PM
Here's my essay! Thought I'd go ahead and send it out since it's kind of long and you already have the scores for How Slow the Wind... enjoy!

Some links

Submitted by Michiko A. Theurer on Wednesday, 12/2/2009, at 6:25 PM

Check out this collection of the sculptures of Isamu Noguchi, one of Takemitsu's visual influences...

and another visual artist, Odilon Redon

A video of John Cage's music for prepared piano

And figures from the paper:

Fig. 1 (Shodo by Muso Soseki)

Fig. 2 (Tale of Genji scroll)

Fig. 3 (Duchamp)