The Music of Light     (OE Lindsley Cameron)     (0-684-82409-4)
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The Music of Light     (OE Lindsley Cameron)     (0-684-82409-4)
B1568. (OE) LINDSLEY CAMERON. The Music of Light – The Extraordinary Story of Hikari and Kenzaburo Oe. New York, The Free Press, 1998. 207pp. Index of Works by each Composer; Bibliography; Discography; Photos; DJ. - 0-684-82409-4


“This is the amazing story of the son of the Japanese novelist Kenzaburo Oe and his wife Yukai, who was born with a herniated brain. His parents went against their doctors' opinion that they should let the child die and decided to go ahead with an operation that left their child severely handicapped and with an IQ of 65, limited language and motor skills and an inability to express emotions clearly. Hikari Oe has limited language and motor skills, a phenomenal memory and an ability to compose chamber music. He is the only savant known to compose original music.”

- H. P. Casavant