Musique concrète for the Film Ginrin (1956) – the first Film Music by Tôru Takemitsu (1930–1996): Representation of his Identity as a Postwar Avant-Garde Composer and Implication of Commercial Interference by Makoto Mikawa In 2005, the avant-garde Public Relations film Ginrin (Silver Wheels, 1956) was discovered. Since its location had been unknown almost for a … Continue reading Ginrin

Toru Takemitsu

This public conversation between Toru Takemitsu and Karsten Witt (General Manager of the “Konzerthaus” in Vienna) took place during the Contemporary Music Festival on Nov.4, 1993. The interview was recorded and transcribed by Wolfgang Breyer, and edited for publication by Randall D. Larson.