Toru Takemitsu's Kwaidan

Writer and musician David Toop celebrates Toru Takemitsu's soundtrack for Masaki Kobayashi's 1964 chiller Kwaidan, based on Lefcadio Hearn's retelling of Japanese ghost stories; film scholar Peter Grilli describes how the composer worked closely with the director and recording technicians to create a soundworld that was integral to the drama of the film.

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11 minutes