Monthly Archives: March 2018

Spring Approaches

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 221 – Spring approaches.   Spring approaches   the Pacific Ocean   will be my sitting mat This is a haiku by Zen Buddhist master Soen Nakagawa, mostly known for being a seminal figure in … Continue reading

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Coding Factory

Coding Factory was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0324: Factory Floor. Consider what sort of music is appropriate for collaborative workplaces, such as newsrooms, design studios, software development teams, and so forth. Think about music that (1) isn’t … Continue reading

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Paper Mosquito Net

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 219 – moonlight enters.   moonlight enters   only through the window…   paper mosquito net This is a haiku by Kobayashi Issa, better known as just Issa, a Japanese poet and lay Buddhist priest … Continue reading

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TL – VECT

The idea of this piece was to use the arpeggiated sequence C E G B C’ B G E C that is used as the basis of the Stranger Things theme song. This sequence is actually extraordinarily similar to the … Continue reading

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May 7, 1970 – Morgantown, WV

May 7, 1970 was the third day of protests against the Vietnam war at West Virginia University. Thousands of students had collected at Grumbein’s Island in front of the student union building and effectively blocked traffic, chanting and giving speeches. … Continue reading

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Music For Meditation

Music For Meditation was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0323: Music For Meditation.   Step 1: Consider music appropriate for meditation. Think of the sounds, the tones, the forms that might suit such a thing.   Step 2: Record a … Continue reading

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Men And Sparrows

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 218 – In the faint sunlight.   In the faint sunlight,   get together   men and sparrows This is a haiku by Sumitaku Kenshin, one of the most important representatives of free-form haiku, which … Continue reading

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