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Night’s Edge

I decided to write the haiku for this one. Night’s edge comes early,leaves crunching under my feet,suddenly winter. Happy Halloween! Night’s Edge was written for Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet, Trombone, Bass Trombine, Bass Drum, Gong, Vibraphone, Violin, Viola, Cello and … Continue reading

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Six Emotions

Marco Lucchi has offered a number of piano patterns to remix. I wrote “A Book Of Disquiet” in response to the first of the patterns. I decided to work on a second pattern, selecting piano patterns #5. I decided that … Continue reading

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Coffee Break

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku353 – Coffee Break    coffee break   a crumb   for the sparrow This haiku is by Bill Kenney, who writing haiku in December 2004, a month before his seventy-second birthday. His haiku and senryu have appeared … Continue reading

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A Book Of Disquiet

A Book Of Disquiet was written in response to Marco Lucchi’s piano patterns no 1 Let us absurdify life from east to west. – Fernando Pessoa from The Book Of Disquiet Marco Lucchi offered a set of piano patterns and … Continue reading

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Come To Me

Come To Me was inspired by the poem of the same name by yaskhan – yassy66.wordpress.com/2020/08/22/come-to-me It is dedicated to my dear wife, Kathy, who is one of the few capable of putting up with me over a long period … Continue reading

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Haiku Music – Volume 10

My tenth and final self-published haiku music album – ten musical interpretations inspired by ten haiku. Full album here. The Emptiness of My Mosquito Net 6:11 sleeping, waking the emptiness of my mosquito net … Chiyo-ni The Heavy Leaf 7:33 … Continue reading

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All Creatures Have A Name

All Creatures Have A Name was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0451: Ursula’s Silences      Step 1: In the classic fantasy novel A Wizard of Earthsea, its author, Ursula K. Le Guin, writes the following: “For a word to … Continue reading

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Persistently I Stare

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku343 – Persistently I stare      Persistently I stare      At the moon      Still I cannot hear This haiku is by Sugiyama Sanpu (1647-1732), who suffered from severe hearing problems for his whole life. Sanpu … Continue reading

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Seemless Transmissions

Seemless Transmissions was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0448: Seamless Bridge      Step 1: Select any two tracks from the 20×20 Bandcamp page, either by ear or at random. Each track should be by a different artist in the … Continue reading

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