Email: Favourite Japanese music composer? Sister’s birthday. (Japan)
Tōru Takemitsu (武満 徹) a composer, writer on aesthetics & music theory. Self-taught, possessed subtle skills with instrumental, orchestral timbre. Famed for combining elements of oriental & occidental philosophy to create sounds uniquely his own. Fused opposites: sounds with silence, tradition with innovation. 100’s of independent works, scored over 90 films, wrote 20 music books.