Category Archives: Timpani

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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In Times Of War (condensed)

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 205 – shrapnel.   shrapnel   brings from the grove of trees   a circle of birds This is a haiku by Georges Sabiron, who lost his life in the trenches of northern France in … Continue reading

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Miles Upon Miles

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 200.   We’ve explored miles /   Drive until the light gives out /   Drive the day away For me driving starts out as a joy, though a somewhat necessary one, which hobbles it. … Continue reading

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Frank’s Gronkytonk

This piece was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0302: Gronkytonk. I imagine Gronkytonk as the music one hears down the street coming from an – at best – sketchy bar. Going inside the music reminds one of the … Continue reading

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Bathurst Stain

This piece was written for the Disquiet Junto Project 0295: Disregard Echoes This was written in response to the following haiku:    Poisoned Waterhole:    Violent disregard echoes.    Keenly felt today. I know little about the history of Australia, but Americans know … Continue reading

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TRAPPIST-1

This was written for Disquiet Junto Project 0272. This is the shortest piece I have written for the Disquiet Junto project, clocking in under two minutes. My original idea was quite different, but things forced me in another direction. While … Continue reading

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Bridge Walk

This piece was written for Disquiet 0268: In Tribute to Jiro Taniguchi. On most days I take a walk through the woods near my house, which normally takes about forty-five minutes. I listen to music as I walk but decided to … Continue reading

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