Lover of all things Japanese?

If you are an early riser and are in London anywhere near the Barbican, there’s an amazing Total Immersion Day going on. “The Sounds of Japan.”

Even if you can’t make it, you can still enjoy reading about this intro into Japanese film and traditional music . Highlights will be broadcast to night on BBC Radio 3 - it should be available on their i-player even for non-UK listeners.

Quoted from the link: “First, devote yourself to the simple act of listening,’ wrote the late pioneering Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu, ‘Only then you will understand the purpose of music.”

Give your ears a treat!

I tried to listen to the radio, but I guess Internet congestion is blocking the broadcast. Thanks for the heads-up, though.

Well, I didn’t get to listen to it yesterday, either, but I’ll try the i-player today. They tend to keep the programmes for at least a week.

Toru Takemitsu composed many pieces of screen music. One of them is for a film tilted Kwaidan(19674).
I have never seen the film because . . . Kwaidan (film) - Wikipedia

Ghostly goings-on! I think I saw it, but cannot swear to it - it’s so long ago.