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browsing the Eva Hesse archives (again)




























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East riding music club - toru takemitsu film music part one by East_Riding_Music_Club on Mixcloud

covering the years between 1955-1964, this first dip into the frankly staggering oeuvre of Toru Takemitsu’s scores for film, tv, theatre, radio & tape shows him joyfully celebrating his fascination with jazz, tape music, Japanese traditional music and numerous other influences. 
Takemitsu composed for almost 100 feature films. Aside from a few early lost scores, the monumental ‘Complete Takemitsu’ box set series gathers all the remaining music he composed for the screen - 92 in total. Given Takemitsu’s daily trips to the cinema (he stated that during is adolescence & adult life he went to the cinema at least once a day every day of the year, with only a few exceptions) and the huge number of pieces for concert hall one does struggle to understand how he found the time & energy to create it all, let alone how the quality remains consistently impressive throughout, no matter what…
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