Category Archives: Tubular Bells

In The Beach Breeze

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku318 – in the beach breeze      in the beach breeze      my travels forgotten…      evening cool This haiku is by Kobayashi Issa, who wrote over twenty thousand poems written in his lifetime In The … Continue reading

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Town On The Horizon – for Elijah

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku302 – bursts from our guns      bursts from our guns      the town on the horizon      a brief vision of light The haiku was by Julien Vocance published “Cent visions de guerre” (A Hundred … Continue reading

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No Food In The House

No Food In The House piece was based on a haiku I wrote:      No food in the house      Someone please go to the store      Finally, dinner! The piece is in three parts, each part relating to a line in the … Continue reading

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Splendid Affinity

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 235 – Splendid Affinity.   Splendid affinity   sun’s great halo   green leaves This is a haiku by Zen Buddhist master and poet Soen Nakagawa, who visited the United States more than a dozen … 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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Music For Meditation

Music For Meditation was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0323: Music For Meditation.   Step 1: Consider music appropriate for meditation. Think of the sounds, the tones, the forms that might suit such a thing.   Step 2: Record a … Continue reading

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Springtime in Edo

This piece was written for Naviarhaiku 191 in response to Takarai Kikaku’s haiku: Springtime in Edo, Not a day passes without A temple bell sold It is scored for Crotales, Tubular Bells, Vibraphone, Violin, Viola, Cello, and String Bass Springtime … Continue reading

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