Monthly Archives: May 2020
This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku334 – Bright the full moon shines Bright the full moon shines: on the matting of the floor, shadows of the pines. This haiku is by Takarai Kikaku, one of the most accomplished … Continue reading
This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku333 – A wild sea- A wild sea- In the distance over Sado The Milky Way. This haiku is by Matsuo Bashō. During the journey that would result in his masterpiece, The Narrow … Continue reading
Individual 1 (Living Under Occupation) was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0438: Deep Plan Step 1: There is just one step this month: Compose a piece of music in which something special is situated at the very center. … Continue reading
This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku332 – from evening mist from evening mist the bell of life passing This haiku is by Issa: during his lifetime he wrote over 20,000 haiku, hundreds of tanka, and several haibun. This … Continue reading
This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku331 – Peaks of cloud Peaks of cloud: The ship has crossed A windless sea. This haiku is by Natsume Soseki, whose literary career started in 1903 with a series of haiku and … Continue reading
This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku330 – A bird flew past A bird flew past very close a white feather fell This haiku is by Mats Unden, a Swedish visual artist, sound artist, musician, and experimental composer, based … Continue reading
Rhetorical Difference was based on an abstract image which I found to be open to interpretation. As I tried to get my mind around it I decided to go with something inspired by Charles Ives’ The Unanswered Question.