Sōgetsu Art Center’s Invitation Letters to International Composers


  • Klara Hrvatin Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana




Sōgetsu Art Center, letters, Vortex (Henry Jacobs), Edgard Vare`se, Hiroshi Teshigahara, Tōru Takemitsu


The article gives first insights into the correspondence of the Sōgetsu Art Center with the artist Henry Jacobs and the composer Edgard Vare`se, as well as – for the first time – into letters referring to the above-mentioned correspondence. At the same time, it reveals the Center’s responsible figures for the international exposure, notably Toshirō Mazuyumi, Hiroshi Teshigahara and Tōru Takemitsu.


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Author Biography

Klara Hrvatin, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

Klara HRVATIN (Klara.Hrvatin@ff.uni-lj.si) finished her MA and PhD studies at Osaka University (Department of Music and Theatre). 10 years of studying in Japan enabled her rich research activities in the fields of Japanese music, dance and theatre. Since 2005 she has been part of various cultural and art programmes, such as T.T.T. (Traditional Theater Training) and was also an active member of J-Prism: Japanese Performance Research International Study Meeting, Japanese Traditional Theater (Nō) Association, Dance Association Saitō Dance Kōbō, Torifune Butoh-sha (Japanese theatre company). Since 2007 she has been participated as a researcher in different international cultural and art research programmes in the framework of the Global COE Program and the Santory Foundation Research. She works as an assistant and researcher at the Faculty of Arts, Ljubljana, where she lectures on Japanese music, theatre and art. Her main fields of interest are related to the composer Tōru Takemitsu, the avant-garde art movement Sōgetsu and the Sōgetsu Art Center, contemporary Japanese music, Japanese stage art and Slovene popular music.




How to Cite

Hrvatin, K. (2018). Sōgetsu Art Center’s Invitation Letters to International Composers. Musicological Annual, 54(1), 59–73. https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.54.1.59-73