Category Archives: Gong

Waterfall, River, Ocean

Waterfall, River, Ocean was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0393: Mix Master Step 1: Choose three pieces of music you recorded previously. Step 2: From each of those three pieces, choose one element you particularly like. Step 3: … Continue reading

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Inevitability

Inevitability was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0390: Pace Quickens      Step 1: For this project you’ll be reworking either a field recording or an old piece of your own music. The slower the better, as far as the … Continue reading

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Between Houses

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku278 – coolness      coolness—      a mountain stream splashes out      between houses This is a haiku by Masaoka Shiki, who dedicated most of his life to haiku and is usually credited with reviving this … 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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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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Rude Mechanicals

Rude Mechanicals was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0339: Rude Mechanicals.   Step 1: Imagine there is a genre called “rude mechanicals.”   Step 2: Imagine what might characterize the “rude mechanicals” genre.   Step 3: Create an original piece of … Continue reading

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Wild Geese Take Flight

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 225 – The wild geese take flight.   The wild geese take flight   Low along the railroad tracks   In the moonlight night This is a haiku by Masaoka Shiki, a Japanese poet, author, … Continue reading

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