Christopher Blasdel visits

On Friday we were fortunate to have visiting artist Christopher Blasdel talk to us about aesthetics in music.

He introduced us to Shakuhachi.



The shakuhachi is a Japanese end-blown flute.The shakuhachi, originally introduced from China into Japan is traditionally made of bamboo.  Chris Sensai, played flutes from various countries to demonstrate the difference between what is aesthetically pleasing to our ear (harmony – wa) and chaos.


  • A very creative arrangement using Koto.
  • Oliver uses his voice to calm the chaos.
  • Taiyo using a double reed flute from Hungary.
  • The flute group show the difference between orderly and disorderly.








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