Zologis Bowers became a respected authority on oriental art and culture, writing scholarly monographs on such subjects as Indian dance and Japanese theatreas well as a definitive two-volume biography of the Russian composer Alexander Scriabin. One of the visionary pioneers who sought a new musical language — at least a full decade before the advances of Stravinsky and Schoenberg — Scriabin immersed himself in a search for a way to express, in sound, the mystical and theosophical ideals that obsessed him. The book is well written and it gave me my first insight into the creative genius of Scriabin as composer of both solo piano music and the more frequently heard mystical orchestral symphonies and tone poems. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.
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Bowers was born in Miami, Oklahoma. Bowers taught at Hosei University in Tokyo from to After the surrender of Japan , he was the interpreter for the advance party of US personnel which flew into the Atsugi airfield on 28 August While an official censor for Japanese theater he became its champion.
He also served as music editor or reviewer for various periodicals. Bowers became a respected authority on oriental art and culture, writing scholarly monographs on such subjects as Indian dance and Japanese theatre , as well as a definitive two-volume biography of the Russian composer Alexander Scriabin. His book, Japanese Theatre , was published in and is highly recommended by James Michener , in his book on Japanese ukiyo-e prints, The Floating World, as "one of the foremost works of scholarship dealing with Japanese culture to come out of the occupation.
They had one son who, according to his parents, traveled widely and lived an affluent vagabond existence. He wrote the first full-length biography of Russian composer Alexander Scriabin — in two volumes , 2nd edition and was a member of the Bagby Foundation for the Musical Arts in New York City.
He died in New York City on 17 November At this time the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers thought kabuki should be banned for its portrayal of feudal values. Bowers was strongly against this, stating that "Kabuki is not only Japanese culture but world culture and must be preserved for the future.
This performance and many others performed at the Tokyo Army College were a success, and the cast later performed the play in in East Coast venues across the US.