We are two classical musicians exploring the many manifestations of kodawari in the world.
Kodawari is a beautiful concept word from Japanese. Although difficult to translate succinctly, kodawari essentially means pursuing perfection in a craft. It is the pursuit of an ideal even though you realize you can’t arrive there.
Kodawari is what drives musicians to spend countless hours in the practice room. It motivates a chef to make the perfect meal, a writer to suffer over their words, and a barista to craft the perfect drink.
But it is also an approach to life. We want to read books, interview people, discuss topics, and discover amazing content that will keep our kodawari fire burning.
It is our excuse to continue growing as musicians and as people, and we hope that you'll join us!
Stephen Hill on Addiction, Speak Sobriety, and His Journey to Recovery
This episode is our conversation with the speaker, author, and advocate for sobriety Stephen Hill. Although Stephen suffered from addiction for over a decade, he is now sober and spreads his message of sobriety at schools, community events, and conferences.
Software Engineer Drew Shapiro—Understanding the Technology of Sound (Part 2)
This episode is Part 2 of our conversation with software engineer Drew Shapiro about the technology of sound, including a meta-analysis of how you're hearing this very podcast.
Software Engineer Drew Shapiro—Understanding the Technology of Sound (Part 1)
In this episode, we chat with software engineer Drew Shapiro about the technology of sound, including a meta-analysis of how you're hearing this very podcast.
Trumpeter Chris Coletti (Part 2)
This episode is Part 2 of our conversation with internationally acclaimed trumpeter and former Canadian Brass member Chris Coletti.
Trumpeter Chris Coletti (Part 1)
In this episode of Exploring Kodawari, we had a great conversation with internationally acclaimed trumpeter and former Canadian Brass member Chris Coletti.
Game of Thrones Philosophy: Oaths, Honor, Duty, and Love
In this episode, we examine the concepts of oaths, honor, duty, and love through the lens of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. Valar morghulis...
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A wide variety of interesting interviews
These two charming host will take you on a journey in every episode from craft beer to violinist. Each episode is interesting informative I guarantee you’ll be entertained