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The Music of Joji Yuasa free pdf Over the last fifty years, the music of Joji Yuasa has attained the zenith of international musical standards: a study of this great Japanese composer is long overdue. Persuasive and captivating, less 'easy' than that of his lifetime friend Toru Takemitsu, Yuasa's music has also been a model for many young composers, both from Japan and further afield, thanks to the long period he spent teaching composition at the University of California, San Diego (1981-1994). This book serves to illuminate aspects of Yuasa's work intricately linked to deep, native roots which tend to be more opaque for western (and other) ears. It focusses on various aspects of Yuasa's music as well as on the social, anthropological, aesthetic and critical contexts that have informed his compositional practice in the context of the postwar Japanese musical world. In a continual interior dialogue which includes Jean-Paul Sartre and Daisetzu T. Suzuki, Matsuo Basho and William Faulkner, Henry Miller and Motokiyo Zeami, Yuasa's avant-garde aesthetic project, western in conception, encounters the productive thought of an unambiguously Japanese aesthetic, i.e. that of Zen. An analysis of Yuasa's main works will illustrate and complete the picture of Yuasa's world. Yuasa's works are placed at the centre of the most original of creative forces in the contemporary music world - a place where, for Yuasa, "in the same idea of creativity, there has to be an avant-garde component".

About Luciana Galliano

Luciana Galliano is a foremost musicologist in the study of modern Japanese music. She teaches graduate courses in "Composition in Non-European Countries" at University Ca' Foscari Venezia and published many books and essaies, among which Yogaku. Japanese Music in the Twentieth Century (Scarecrow 2002), easily the most comprehensive work on its subject in any European language. Peter Burt is author of the successful book The music of Toru Takemitsu (CUF 2001)- he is Vice-Chairman of the Takemitsu Society in the UK and editor of the Takemitsu Society Newsletter. He edited many special review issues dedicated to Takemitsu and is currently professor of musicology at the Open University in Wien

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Author : Luciana Galliano
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Data Published : 01 May 2012
ISBN : 1443837636
EAN : 9781443837637
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 220 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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