Category Archives: Gong

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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The Tree I Cut

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 216 – Looking up.   Looking up –   how still   the tree I cut This is a haiku by Ippekiro Nakatsuka, one of the first to introduce the colloquial style into haiku poetry. … Continue reading

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Forms Of Japan

This piece was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0320: Table of Contents. Choose a favorite book. Consider the tone, the temperament, and the content of each chapter in the book. Compose a piece of music with as many … Continue reading

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