Tokyo Tangents with Masaaki Hara

Japanese Minimal

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120 minsFirst aired 22 Aug 2018Read this in Japanese
Artwork by Henrik Büren

We discover the postmodern minimal experiments that first gripped Japan from the late ’70s and ’80s, with Mio Fou, Kenji Omura and more.

For this episode we are looking into minimal music from the late ’70s and ’80s. During this time period there was a lot of interest in minimal music as a new form of expression, and while there was heavy Western influence, Japanese musicians had their own angle. The Japanese sounds that are currently gaining attention from around the world have roots in the minimal music from this era.

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