Osnat Netzer: Datsuzoku, I. "Rock Garden"
Shadyside Presbyterian Church
Dawn Posey and Ashley Freeburn, violins
Si Yu, viola
Katya Janpoladyan, cello
Rachael Stutzman Cohen, clarinet
Nuiko Wadden, harp,
Emily Tarantino, conductor
Datsuzoku is one of the seven aesthetic principles of zen. It represents freedom from habit or formula. Each one of the movements is either the representation of a garden, or the relationship between human to garden.
1. Rock Garden
2. Butterfly Garden
5. The All-Garden
While the first three movements represent the garden as a space, location, natural and cultivated entity, the fourth movement (Traversing) represents the human traveling through the garden, and eventually, plants and living organisms become integrated in the fifth movement (the All-Garden).