RECENT: Defining Our Field - what is 'classical music' to us, why are we involved and what can we learn from our differences? Read John Dante Prevedini's essay, watch the panel discussion and make your own comments.
In the early 1960s he created music with the Tokyo-based ensemble Group Ongaku (music group), and later worked on his own, and as part of the Taj Mahal Travellers (1969-75).
In 1994 he received a John Cage Award for Music from the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts.
From 1995 he was music director of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Takehisa Kosugi, who lived in Osaka, died on 12 October 2018, aged eighty.