Category Archives: Bass Trombone

Stingy at 3 A.M.

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku253 – the piano man.   The piano man   is stingy at 3 A.M.   his songs drop like plum. This is a haiku by Etheridge Knight. On the back of his 1968 debut collection, … Continue reading

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Sunset, Sunrise

A little over five months ago I started working on this piece. The idea was simple, start with something dark and end with something light. However, the more I worked on the opening, the more it reminded me of the … Continue reading

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Ground Swell

Ground Swell was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0356: Ground Swell.   Step 1: The goal is to create a piece of music that uses layers to create a sense of unease, eeriness, or disquiet.   Step 2: Think of … Continue reading

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Evening Cloudburst

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 236 – An evening cloudburst.   An evening cloudburst   sparrows cling desperately   to trembling bushes This is a haiku by Yosa Buson, Japanese painter and one of the greatest poets of the Edo … 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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Meditation Class

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 223 – Meditation class.   Meditation class   the distant waterfall   suddenly closer This is a haiku by Marco Alessi. Earlier this month I wrote music for meditation in response to the Disquiet Junto … 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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