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Teizo Matsumura (1929 - 2007)

Teizo Matsumura reached the zenith of his creativity in Japan after World War II. He started his professional career as a composer later than such contemporaries as Toru Takemitsu, Toshiro Mayuzumi, Joji Yuasa, Akio Yashiro and Michio Mamiya, as he was forced to spend a long five-and-a-half years from the age of 21 convalescing from tuberculosis. This period, nevertheless, may have fostered the foundation of his unique thinking about musical creation. Lying in bed with nothing to do but ponder the very essence of things, he reached a state of mind akin to that achieved in Zen meditation. In hospital he composed Haiku poetry which, in its condensed form of five-seven-five syllables, attempts to express maximum meaning, including the concept of infinity. This exerted a profound influence on Matsumura’s thought and compositional processes as he strove for “primitive energy directly rooted in the very origins of life” and “music conceived of with an Asian mindset”. Melodies and melodic patterns are repeated persistently, interwoven heterophonically, and finally multiplied and accumulated.




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