Author Archives: Makoto

Poland tour in December

I am coming to Warsaw, Poland in December 2019, playing with Albert Karch and Alina Mleczko.
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Henry Cowell and 4′33″

This is one of my favorite stories about Henry Cowell and John Cage. quoted from “HENRY COWELL A MAN MADE OF MUSIC” by Joel SACHS (p.263) When Weiss went to Eurpe on tour and Henry also was about to leave New York, Cage decided to go with him to California. Henry did most of the driving, but [...]
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Villa-Lobos open-house improvisation sessions

This morning I was reading a book “Varèse -Astronomer in Sound” by Malcolm MacDonald and found the following sentence about Sunday open improvisation sessions by Villa-Lobos, which influenced Varèse to write his famous percussion orchestra “Ionisation”. During his Paris sojourn of 1929-33 Varèse was much in the company of Heitor Villa-Lobos, who kept open house on [...]
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