Toru Takemitsu-enter the garden.

For fans of Taru Takemitsu Here is a link to an audio of Enter the garden – a profile of Taru Takemitsu, presented on the ABC’s Radio National program Into the Music on July 19, 2008.

This excellent program presents a ” portrait of the great Japanese composer combines the words of friends and family, sounds from Takemitsu’s favourite Kyoto gardens and examples from his concert music and film scores, as well as a specially recorded performance of his guitar arrangement of the Beatles’ Yesterday.”

It is an interesting insight into Takemitsu and his music provided by the composer’s daughter Maki, conductors Oliver Knussen and Marin Alsop, composers Dai Fujikura and Joji Yuasa, musician David Sylvian, film makers Shinoda Masahiro and Peter Grilli and Tokyo gardener Ryutaro Takahara .

This excellent program includes archival recordings of the composer’s voice and makes for great listening.

PHOTO: Japanese garden at Tofukuji, Kyoto, Japan

Tofukuji Garden, Japan

Photograph courtesy Wikipedia, 12 July, 2005

~ by abstraktbiblos on Wednesday, 30 July, 2008.

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