Monthly Archives: May 2018

Nine Guitars

Nine Guitars was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0334: Mass Branca.   Step 1: This project is a tribute to the late avant-garde composer and guitarist Glenn Branca, who died earlier this month. Among Branca’s many musical systems was … Continue reading

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Finally, A Clear Sky

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 229 – finally a clear sky.   finally a clear sky   yet no moon…   summer mountain This is a haiku by one of the greatest haiku poets, Kobayashi Issa, who was extremely prolific. … Continue reading

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The Snail Raises His Horns

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 228 – A snail.   A snail  Raising its horns:  Edge of the well. This is a haiku by accomplished Japanese haiku poet and novelist Natsume Soseki, author of Kokoro, Botchan, I Am … Continue reading

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Lucky Rounds

Lucky Rounds was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0332: Lucky Numbers.   Step 1: Think about how a string of numbers might inform — might seed — a short musical composition.   Step 2: Locate the lottery numbers near your … Continue reading

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Morning Coolness

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 227 – Morning coolness. Morning coolness: dewdrops swaying in the spiderweb This is a haiku by Betty Drevniok, one of the founders of the Haiku Society of Canada. The Betty Drevniok Award … Continue reading

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Sleeping Awake

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 226 – he won’t go to sleep.   he won’t go to sleep   unless we play him the tune   that keeps him awake This is a haiku by Alvaro Cardona-Hine, poet, painter, composer … Continue reading

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Five Minutes With Lia

Not long after my granddaughter turned two years old I put her on my lap and had her play the piano. I had done this numerous times in the past, but this time I decided to record what she played. … Continue reading

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