Kozo Kanatani plays John Cage

By November 28, 2015Words

There is so much that is perfect about this. One of my favourite piano pieces, composed by a Zen-studying composer who wrote the piece infused with a quite literal, and obvious influence stemming from East Asian music, played by a Japanese man, on an extremely unwieldy, Western instrument.

I used to practice this piece on piano, as I am not a piano player, and it isn’t difficult to get going on it, but its joys far surpassed the mere exercise of becoming technically more capable on a secondary instrument. The playing of this piece flows and twists and cycles, musical meditation at its finest.

If you are not familiar with the original piano piece, check it out, In a Landscape, by John Cage

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