Kaze no Uta (風の歌), The Song of the Wind – Tadao Sawai (1970)
Koto and Shakuhachi
Practically all traditional Japanese art and music are influenced by and in tune reflect nature as experienced by the Japanese people. This piece expresses the poetic nature of the wind through the sounds of the koto and the shakuhachi. Nature is not merely pretty or refined, but can also be rough, unpolished even violent. Consequently, rough and unpolished sounds also feature in this piece.