Author Archives: GLSmyth

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No Food In The House

No Food In The House piece was based on a haiku I wrote:      No food in the house      Someone please go to the store      Finally, dinner! The piece is in three parts, each part relating to a line in the … Continue reading

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On The Sidewalk – Temporary Existence

On The Sidewalk – Temporary Existence This is my first electronic album in what is planned to be a trilogy. On The Sidewalk, was inspired by a haiku by Jack Kerouac.      On the sidewalk      A dead baby bird      For the … Continue reading

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Always The First To Bloom

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku300 – four, five, nine years      four, five, nine years      always the first to bloom…      cherry tree The haiku was by Kobayashi Issa: his poems were often lively and humorous, despite his life … Continue reading

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Unloading The Dishwasher

Unloading The Dishwasher was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0402: Music for Tasks      Step 1: Think of chores or tasks you are responsible for regularly that don’t take a huge amount of time, like doing the dishes, or … Continue reading

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Awakened From Sleep

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku297 – awakened from sleep      awakened from sleep      surprised by the darkness–      late autumn The haiku was by Mizuhara Shuoshi, a 20th century Japanese poet. Shuoshi rebelled against the principles of emotional detachment … Continue reading

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Rauschen Time

Rauschen Time was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0401: Noise Pacing      Step 1: Familiarize yourself with the German word “rauschen.” Understand that “rauschen” is noise in the sense of white noise, waterfall noise, background noise, static, wind in … Continue reading

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Evening Haze

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku296 – evening haze      evening haze:      when memories come, how distant      are the by gone days The haiku was by Takai Kito, a disciple of Yosa Buson. Despite becoming a professional haikai master … Continue reading

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