Category Archives: Violin

Connection String

Connection String was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0412: One Chord Wonder      Step 1: Choose a chord, any chord.      Step 2: Make a list of the notes that the chord is comprised of.      Step 3: Record a piece … Continue reading

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Walking The Sky

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku305 – Walking the sky      Walking the sky      a clear moon      all alone The haiku is by Ogiwara Seisensui, a Japanese haiku poet active during the Taishō and Showa periods of Japan. He … Continue reading

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Reflections

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku304 – reflection      reflection      in the water      a traveler The haiku is by wandering poet and ascetic Zen priest, Santōka, who was a disciple of Ogiwara Seisensui, one of the first poets to … Continue reading

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Autumn Wind

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku303 – Whenever I speak      Whenever I speak      My lips are      chilled— Autumn wind. The haiku is by Basho. This poem has become a well-known Japanese proverb, meaning “It is better to leave … 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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Always The First To Bloom

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku300 – four, five, nine years      four, five, nine years      always the first to bloom…      cherry tree The haiku was by Kobayashi Issa: his poems were often lively and humorous, despite his life … Continue reading

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Awakened From Sleep

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku297 – awakened from sleep      awakened from sleep      surprised by the darkness–      late autumn The haiku was by Mizuhara Shuoshi, a 20th century Japanese poet. Shuoshi rebelled against the principles of emotional detachment … Continue reading

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