This section explores the connections between war memories, classical music, and travel. I have been composing music since the 1980s (see my music website), researching Japanese war memories since the 2000s, and researching contents tourism since the 2010s. This section of the website combines the key themes of my writing, both musical and academic, over the past four decades.
Works about war in general or fantasy wars.
A list of all the composers and poets whose works feature in this section.
A key genre of military music.
A family of instruments with strong connection to the military.
Music connected to Japan’s first major victorious war.
The numerous masterpieces inspired by the Great War.
Music connected to the war in Europe.
Japanese works written during the conflict.
Music for heroic and victorious wars.
Music in the face or wake of disaster.
How beautiful music was used to facilitate the ugliest aspect of war.
Music in Japan related to the kamikaze and suicide tactics.
The extensive repertoire that has been composed about the world’s first nuclear attack.
The music associated with pianos that survived the atomic bomb.
Music in memory of the victims of genocide in Europe.
Music addressing one’s own nation’s war crimes.
How old classical favourites gained new associations with war.
Music as part of promoting peace.
Traveling to places associated with famous war-related music