Hikari Ōe was born visually impaired and developmentally disabled. Unable to communicate through speech, he found his voice through his musical compositions. As a child he would learn to recognise and imitate birdcalls, later developing an understanding of musical notation and theory, and expressing himself through classical music. As an adult, Ōe primarily composes chamber music, with a focus on ethereal interpretations of nature's sounds. You can find the stimulus compositions on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4e3pI8k6zY
The artist is not necessarily one who sculpts the gods, plays a fine series of musical resonances, or paints portraits.
Such sorrowful glances, never seen, but always sent / with longing / in seclusion / hidden, but not lost.
light flashes through glass / moves shapes across her face / pine trees glide past my window
From her seat in the park, all Narumi sees is punctual and she’s unaware of figures moving through her ignorance.
The girl in the red cape is still where she was. / On the island of Miyajima, on the planks of / The first Noh theatre.
“This is my nephew, Matheus. He doesn’t work. He’s a bum. He’s a writer.” That’s how Uncle P. introduces me to one...
it was enoch, though, who got the surprise. / squeak-squeak. urgent … someone’s heel on a toy, over and over.
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