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Namo Amitabha: meaning and benefits behind the Buddhist mantra
The Namo Amitabha mantra is a sacred chant associated with Amitabha, a celestial buddha held in high esteem in Mahayana...
Mantra of Avalokiteshvara: meaning and purpose of popular Buddhist chants
Avalokiteśvara is one of the central figures of Buddhism whose name is often associated with several mantras chanted by...
First compositions for koto presented out of court by Yatsuhashi Kengyō in the 17th century
Yatsuhashi Kengyō was a 17th-century Japanese composer who created a new concept of koto music, introducing the...
The analog synthesizers of Isao Tomita programming fresh sound for all-time classics
Japanese composer Isao Tomita was one of the first to explore analog synthesizers in search for new sounds that would...
Michio Miyagi & Renée Chemet: near century-old collaboration of koto and violin linking Japanese traditions with Western classic
In the first half of the 20th century, many Asian composers sought a way to represent their cultures on the global scene...
Traditions of 3 countries woven into the music of neglected Asian composer Chiang Wen-Yeh
The life path of the prominent Asian composer Chiang Wen-Yeh is closely connected to the three countries—Taiwan, Japan,...
Nobuo Uematsu refreshed prog rock concepts for his epic Final Fantasy score
Being a self-taught musician, Nobuo Uematsu accidentally entered the world of video game development where, quite...
Japanese traditions meet Western avant-garde in reflective tunes of Toshio Hosokawa
Japanese contemporary composer of extraordinary aerial themes, Toshio Hosokawa, draws inspiration from the ancient...
The necessity of undramatic humanity in Coffee and Cigarettes by Jim Jarmusch
A set of 11 short stories collected in the film Coffee and Cigarettes depicts the nostalgic era every older smoker might...
The unique music garden of Toru Takemitsu
Widely considered to be the greatest composer in the classical music tradition in modern Japan, Toru Takemitsu merged...
The timeless sadness of Shigeru Umebayashi
One of the most distinguished and fruitful composers of our time, Shigeru Umebayashi is credited with more than 50 films...
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