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Enter the Garden: Toru Takemitsu

The composer Takemitsu's music, philosophy and personality are explored alongside his attraction to the metaphor of the garden - 'I design gardens with music', claimed Takemitsu, a Japanese artist who found success on the concert platforms of the West before returning to the cultural influences of his birthplace.

Including interviews with his daughter Maki, film directors Masahiro Shinoda and Peter Grilli, composer Dai Fujikura, conductor Oliver Knussen, pop musician David Sylvian, a gardener from the Hama Rikyu garden in Tokyo and a previously unheard interview with the composer himself, recorded in the early 1990s.

45 minutes

Last on

Sun 18 May 2008 22:00

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