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 Toru Takemitsu - “Although I am basically self taught, I consider Debussy my teacher - the most important elements are colour, light and shadow.”
 Toru Takemitsu - “I probably belong to a type of composer of songs who keeps thinking about melody... I am old fashioned.”
 Toru Takemitsu - “Music is a form of prayer.”
 Toru Takemitsu - “Music should be able to invoke the natural emotions in all human beings. Music is not notes fixed on apiece of paper.”
 Toru Takemitsu - “I always want to write erotic music... Not only about the love between men and women, but in a much more universal sense - about the sensuality of the mechanism of the universe... about life.”
 Toru Takemitsu - “My music has no significant rhythmic construction, but when I write music, I am always very concerned about the concept of time.”
 Toru Takemitsu - “Composition gives proper meaning to the natural streams of sound that penetrate the world.”
 Toru Takemitsu - “The art music of the West has developed through out its history by means of individual geniuses, and out of the soil supporting them non-Western musicians were born, and grew like the grasses of the field.”