Category Archives: String Bass

Daybreak, A Skylark

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku257 – daybreak.   daybreak;   from the middle of the rain   a skylark song This is a haiku by Onitsura (1661–1738), who together with Basho, helped redefine the haikai no renga (linked verse) and … Continue reading

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Blue Rhythm

Blue Rhythm was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0358: Rhythm + Blue(s).   Step 1: Consider the term “rhythm and blues.” Not the genre, just the term.   Step 2: Imagine what you might think “rhythm and blues” meant in … Continue reading

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The Fence Is Tall

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku252 – The wire fence is tall.   The wire fence is tall   The lights in the prison barracks   Flick off, one by one. This is a haiku by Etheridge Knight, an American author … 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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Washing The Ink-Stone

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku248 – Washing the ink-stone.   Washing the ink-stone,   The Indian ink flows away   Blue, blue. This is a haiku by Hashimoto Takako, one of the most important voices in haiku poetry during the … Continue reading

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Me this stillness this awake

About a year ago I was approached by a singer who wanted to collaborate with me. I wrote a piece for her but was never able to get her to sing it – I am guessing that she did not … Continue reading

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