Wabi-Sabi for flute and piano by Gary Schocker
Duration: 8 minutes
Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese term referring to a creative aesthetic evoked from the principles of impermanence, imperfection, and incompleteness, and the beauty that arises from these constraints. To an American composer, it's also a fun-sounding word with a lot of phonetic bounce. Dedicated to Soshu Sen, the 14th President of Tea Ceremony, Schocker's WABI-SABI uses Japanese melodic style in creating a unity of these seemingly opposite inspirations.