Chant and musicHayashi-kata (noh musicians). Left to right: taiko, ōtsuzumi (hip drum), kotsuzumi (shoulder drum), flute. Noh theatre is accompanied by a chorus and a hayashi ensemble (Noh-bayashi 能囃子). Noh is a chanted drama, and a few commentators have dubbed it "Japanese opera". However, the singing in Noh involves a limited tonal range, with lengthy, repetitive … Continue reading Japanese Noh Play: Chant and music (from wikipedia)
Title: Certain Noble Plays of Japan From The Manuscripts Of Ernest FenollosaAuthor: Ezra PoundCommentator: William Butler Yeats"All imaginative art keeps at a distance and this distance once chosen must be firmly held against a pushing world. Verse, ritual, music and dance in association with action require that gesture, costume, facial expression, stage arrangement must help … Continue reading Certain Noble Plays of Japan.
Sunday, March 28, 2010 Death of Yeats end of Irish literary revival, says Pound, Noh enthusiast By EZRA POUND Special to The Japan Times June 5, 1939 The death of William Butler Yeats [who died Jan. 28, 1939] closes the great era of the Irish literary revival. That death will doubtless have been duly recorded … Continue reading Death of Yeats end of Irish literary revival, says Pound, Noh enthusiast