It is nothing new, neither on this blog, nor in the world of art and thought.  Stability is perhaps an ideal to which we and many artistic forms aspire.  But it is not always a choice that we have.
Take the stability promised by the concept of tonality.  We learn that a piece is "in" a certain key.  What if the composer has voiced it, however, so that it does not sit convincingly in that key?  And what if that key on this particular instrument is by definition skewed?
Can we tolerate the mix of in and out of whack?  If not, why not?
 


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