Dream/Window, Ichiro Nodaira, Kent Nagano, Kyoto, Los Angeles International New Music Festival, Mari Kodama, Momo Kodama, Nguyen Thien Dao, Saiho-ji Temple, San Francisco, Tetsuji Honna, Toshio Hosokawa, Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra
“With all the changes in the world, the world never changes.” Toru Takemitsu
As Autumn begins, I’ve been thinking of Japan, our friends here in California and over the Pacific in Japan. Though I’m at home in Pasadena, I’ve wanted to share with you a tour that Jan and I experienced in 2013 at Saiho-ji Temple in Kyoto, I hope a good introduction to our reunion with friends in San Francisco a few weeks ago as I’ll toggle locations in this post.
Home to hundreds of varieties of moss, Saiho-ji was the favorite Zen garden of Toru Takemitsu and inspired his Dream/Window of 1985. Let’s have a look….