On the Garden Aesthetics Presented in the Instrumentation of Takemitsu’s Orchestra Dream/Window
Abstract: The garden aesthetics is a collection of perceptual cognizance and ideas about garden design based on Zen aesthetics. This kind of aesthetics conception was favored by Japanese composer Takemitsu and heused it in numbers of his orchestral works, Dream/Window was one of them. Used the modern theory of orchestration proposed by JulianYu in New Theory of Orchestration, this article systematically analyzed Toru Takemitsu’s orchestration work Dream/Window. Through analyzed the timbre of the formation mechanism in orchestration of the work and the usage of stage space, the compositional characters of using basic pitch materials diachronic and synchronicity, explored the “garden aesthetics” used and presented in the specific techniques of instrumentation.
Key Words: Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996), Dream/Window (orchestra, 1985), garden aesthetics, instrumentation