JOHN CAGE Two4 - TOSHIO HOSOKAWA In die Tiefe der Zeit
The Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa describes his music as calligraphy with notes in space and time, notes that come from the world of silence and also return to it. He understands his composition "In die Tiefe der Zeit" [Into the Depths of Time] as a mythic soundscape. To the traditional Japanese "paths" of discovering the self, Toshio Hosokawa adds another one: the "path of music".
John Cage, too, decided early on to take the "path of music", and he thoroughly explored non-Western systems of thought and ways of life.