Tag Archives: Gong

The Whirling Way

The Whirling Dervish is a form of physically active meditation which originated among certain Sufi groups, and which is still practiced by the Sufi Dervishes of the Mevlevi order and others. The Whirling Way is an interpretation where the music’s … Continue reading

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A Book Of Disquiet

A Book Of Disquiet was written in response to Marco Lucchi’s piano patterns no 1 Let us absurdify life from east to west. – Fernando Pessoa from The Book Of Disquiet Marco Lucchi offered a set of piano patterns and … Continue reading

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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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Lizard’s Last Words

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku315 – ambushed by bush fire      ambushed by bush fire,      had we only been dragons –      a lizard’s last words. This haiku is by Mark Morris, a journalist with more than a decade … 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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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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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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