Composed in 1953 (eight years after the city’s bombing, and coinciding with the end of the American occupation of Japan), its six inner movements were inspired by six paintings by Iri and Toshi Maruki (the score’s original title was The Hiroshima Panels ), framed by a Prelude and Elegy. http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/Name/Masao-Ohki/Composer/148971-1
MARUKI GALLERY FOR THE HIROSHIMA PANELS
Paintings bring Japan’s hellish aftermath into vivid focus
Against Forgetting: Three Generations of Artists in Japan in Dialogue about the Legacies of World War II
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum WesSite~ http://hpmmuseum.jp/?lang=eng
The modern world was born on a printing press. Once essential to communication, the 500-year-old process is now in danger of being lost as its caretakers age. From self-proclaimed basement hoarders to the famed Hatch Show Print, Pressing On: The Letterpress Film explores the question: why has letterpress survived in a digital age?
Worlds of each character emerge as unusual narratives—joyful, mournful, reflective and visionary—are punctuated with on-screen visual poetry, every shot meticulously composed. Captivating personalities blend with wood, metal and type as young printers strive to save this historic process in a film created for the designer, type nerd, historian and collector in us all.
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