Monthly Archives: December 2017

Years Gone By

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 208 – Considering the years gone by.   Considering the years gone by   To be a giant   I walk away This is a haiku by Takahama Kyoshi. At this point in my life … Continue reading

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Saturnalia

Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival to honor the god Saturn, held on December 17th. Changes to the Roman calendar moved Saturnalia to December 25th, and it is reasonable to argue that the date was appropriated by Christians to celebrate … Continue reading

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Magnify Amplify

This piece was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0312: Amplify/Magnify The idea of this piece was to select a sound or piece of music and amplify, magnify, and contrast the two ideas. I swapped the first two movements … Continue reading

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Into The Mist

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 207 – the woman.   the woman   leads into the mist —   low tide beach This is a haiku by Kobayashi Issa. It was written for String Quartet. Into The Mist Into The … Continue reading

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Snow Stopped

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 206 – Snow stopped. Snow stopped in the voices of children the sun shines This is a haiku by Ozaki Hōsai. It was written for four Violins and two Cellos. Snow Stopped … Continue reading

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Leaves In The Street, 1957

Leaves In The Street, 1957 was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0310: From Memory. When I was much younger I would watch my father rake our leaves out to the street. As he collected the leaves in the … Continue reading

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In Times Of War (condensed)

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 205 – shrapnel.   shrapnel   brings from the grove of trees   a circle of birds This is a haiku by Georges Sabiron, who lost his life in the trenches of northern France in … Continue reading

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