Category Archives: Violin

Leaves In The Street, 1957

Leaves In The Street, 1957 was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0310: From Memory. When I was much younger I would watch my father rake our leaves out to the street. As he collected the leaves in the … 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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This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 204.   the pear blossoming…   after the battle this   ruined house This is a haiku by Masaoka Shiki, the first to use the word “haiku”. It was written for Clarinet, Flute, Viola, Cello … Continue reading

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The Silent Night Sea

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 202.   wind blows its way to   sea. deep in night.   alone This is a haiku by Taneda Santōka. I imagined entering a vision of the vastness of the ocean, where the wind … Continue reading

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Ophiuchus

Ophiuchus represents a man with a snake coiled around his waist. The zodiac consists of the twelve constellations through which the sun passes. When the zodiac was first invented the sun did not pass through the constellation Ophiuchus. However, because … Continue reading

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I Taste The Mountains

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 201.   In the calm stillness   after the rainstorm:   flies. This is a haiku by Taneda Santōka. In reading about him I was struck by the following:   Westerners try to conquer the mountains. … 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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