This work was composed in 1970 and exists in two different versions, to be performed either by four players or only one player. Seasons was originally written to be performed on metal instruments created by sculptor François Baschet for the world exhibition EXPO 1970 in Osaka. The music is to be improvised based on the score which is graphically notated in just one page. Seasons represents the natural gentle variation of the seasons in Japan, whose subtle changes are felt even though imperceptible to our eyes. This idea is expressed by the individual tones of the musical instruments. A delicate variation develops and then suddenly changes from one contrasting sound to another until the cycle is complete.

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