"Music is either sound or silence. As long as I live I shall choose sound as something to confront a silence. That sound should be a single, strong sound."
— Toru Takemitsu
Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists play works by the Japanese master at Zankel Hall tonight, including Nostalghia for strings, inspired by the sublimely mysterious Tarkovsky film. (I hadn't intended this image to parallel the Decasia still below, but so it does.)