A contribution by Daniel9
It is impossible to separate the poetic from the historical, the aesthetic from the ideological. Any entity can be taken as an emblem of Being, one must be attentive to the symbolic power and semiotic valences of every word, object, slider and sound generator. This composite generator is an attempt to sketch out the role of the sound in Zen-inspired Japanese gardens and, consequently, to offer a new interpretation of one of the most famous gardens in the world, Ryoanji. The garden at Ryoanji is obviously without fixed essential nature. Reactions people have had to the garden shows that the garden has and impermanent nature and for precisely that reason, it deserves to be called a Zen garden.