Category Archives: Trombone

A Sewing-Machine And An Umbrella

A Sewing-Machine And An Umbrella was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0362: Operational Surrealism.      “Just one step this week: Make something as ‘beautiful as the chance meeting on a dissecting-table of a sewing-machine and an umbrella.’” The idea … Continue reading

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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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Stingy at 3 A.M.

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku253 – the piano man.   The piano man   is stingy at 3 A.M.   his songs drop like plum. This is a haiku by Etheridge Knight. On the back of his 1968 debut collection, … Continue reading

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12 Hours

12 Hours was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0357: Clock Work.     Step 1: Think about your previous 12 hours as of the moment you begin this project.     Step 2: Note one single thing that best summarizes each of … 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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Lost In A Strange Town At Night

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku251 – I have lost my way.   I have lost my way   In a strange town at night, –   A sky of old cold stars. This is a haiku by Richard Wright, one … Continue reading

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