Tag Archives: Cymbals

A Wild Sea

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku333 – A wild sea-      A wild sea-      In the distance over Sado      The Milky Way. This haiku is by Matsuo Bashō. During the journey that would result in his masterpiece, The Narrow … Continue reading

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Music for Airplanes

Music for Airplanes was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0427: Music 4 Airplanes      Step 1: Airplanes are noisy places, especially when at 35,000 feet. Consider the noise, especially the dense white noise, experienced by an airline passenger.      Step … Continue reading

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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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Beyond the Smoke Is Light

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku310 – Beyond the Smoke Is Light      Life here was marvelous      But we are slaughtering the world      Watch the forests burn From Marco Sebastiano Alessi: “Ella, the youngest daughter of SityPhoxx has been … 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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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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Rauschen Time

Rauschen Time was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0401: Noise Pacing      Step 1: Familiarize yourself with the German word “rauschen.” Understand that “rauschen” is noise in the sense of white noise, waterfall noise, background noise, static, wind in … Continue reading

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Evening Haze

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku296 – evening haze      evening haze:      when memories come, how distant      are the by gone days The haiku was by Takai Kito, a disciple of Yosa Buson. Despite becoming a professional haikai master … Continue reading

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