Somehow I always underestimate how much time writing requires. The completed "final" draft of my dissertation isn't due until mid-October, but I'm looking at a very busy few months between now and then, and wondering how I'm going to fit in everything. (Answer: taking my diss. everywhere, including to the beach!)
That's the score to Toward the Night, by Somei Satoh. It's one of his most conventionally tonal works; I kind of agree with Bernard Holland's assessment of the harmonic style as "almost always dictated by the instruments employed." More to my taste is Somei's Shirasagi for string quartet. Unfortunately there aren't any recordings of that piece. Maybe I'll make the first?