Kevin Cahill Plays Equinox by Takemitsu

Kevin Cahill plays Equinox by Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996). This comes via Open Strings Berlin and their amazing Youtube Channel which has been a new source of high quality productions and great music. Takemitsu is one of my favourite composers. His music has a beauty and stillness to it, always filled with subtle but colourful timbral qualities and the writing is very focused and concise. The transformative nature of the motifs in this work also highlight his fascination with time, as he states in his book Confronting Silence: “Westerners, especially today, consider time as linear and continuity as a steady and unchanging state. But I think time as circular and continuity as a constantly changing state. These are important assumptions in my concept of musical form.” Cahill also sent me a link to his performance of All in Twilight by Takemitsu awhile back, check it out.

Sheet Music via Amazon: Equinox by Toru Takemitsu

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