He was essentially a self-taught composer, first served in the US military but music had opened doors leading to greatness and influence.
He started with the experimental workshop he called “Jikken Kōbō,” which avoids traditional Japanese music. But with the influence of John Cage, he started focusing on orchestral and chamber music mixing western notation system and traditional Japanese instruments like the biwa and shakuhachi producing hyper-cultural musical scores that impressed the world.
His music is a two contrasting context yet beautifully blended, as others quote it as an ethereal sense of space and detachment, innovative and unforgettable.
Because of his staggering orchestral and instrumental artistry, he was a recipient of multiple awards and had been highly acclaimed even in our generation today.
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