On This Day (May 31)…Happy Birthday, Akira Ifukube!

The Japanese composer Akira Ifukube was born on this day in 1914 in Hokkaido, Japan. Retrieved from here. As a young child on Japan's northernmost island, Ifukube was exposed to the music of the Ainu, an ethnic group indigenous to Hokkaido, as well as traditional Japanese music. The last ingredient in the swirling cauldron of … Continue reading On This Day (May 31)…Happy Birthday, Akira Ifukube!

On This Day (October 8)…Happy Birthday, Tōru Takemitsu!

My music is like a garden, and I am the gardener. Listening to my music can be compared to walking through a garden and experiencing the changes in light, pattern, and texture.Tōru Takemitsu on his body of work. Retrieved from here. The composer Tōru Takemitsu was born on this day in 1930. Retrieved from here. … Continue reading On This Day (October 8)…Happy Birthday, Tōru Takemitsu!