Category Archives: String Bass

Music For Insomniacs

Music For Insomniacs was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0350: Selected Insomniac Works.   Step 1: It’s the middle of the night, long past dusk and long before dawn. You can’t sleep.   Step 2: Think about what kind of … Continue reading

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The Sky Begins To Overcast

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku245 – Flowers of morning glory.   Flowers of morning glory.   The sky above this street   Begins to overcast. This is a haiku by Hisajo Sugita, an innovative exponent of the women’s haiku movement, … Continue reading

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The Pine Shadow Falls On The Tent Wall

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku242 – The pine shadow falls on the tent wall.   The pine shadow falls on the tent wall   & I see the shrine   as if for the first time This is a haiku … Continue reading

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Two Lights

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 238 – Two lights of the village.   Two lights of the village   Pining for one another   Insects chirping This is a haiku by Takahama Kyoshi, who promoted a more traditional style 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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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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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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