Toru Takemitsu, Between Tides: al di là del suono e del silenzio
Analisi generale e riflessioni personali sull’opera
This article is born from my personal reflections while studying Between Tides, therefore contributing to the already existing literature of Toru Takemitsu. A general analysis outlines the structural motives as Sea Theme, played with E Flat, E and A, constitutes a matrix of other thematic cells. The piano writing chosen aim to disassociate timbres underlining the colors of every harmony, while the strings produce a sonorous effect with techniques and positions that go back to the avante-garde of the 1900s. In Between Tides we hear an assiduous research of the sound and beyond it. Playing this work creates a unique performing experience where gesture and sound are inextricably bound together in an intimate relationship, where the sensitivity of Toru Takemitsu was able to seize.