Tag Archives: Racket In My Head

The Heavy Leaf

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku339 – The Heavy Leaf      See the heavy leaf      on the silent windless day      falls of its own will. This haiku is by Nozawa Bonchō, a haikai poet and disciple of Basho who … Continue reading

Posted in Cello, Clarinet, Flute, Horn, Trombone, Viola, Violin | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bright The Full Moon Shines

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku334 – Bright the full moon shines      Bright the full moon shines:      on the matting of the floor,      shadows of the pines. This haiku is by Takarai Kikaku, one of the most accomplished … Continue reading

Posted in Cello, Chorus, String Bass, Viola, Violin | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet, Bass Trombone, Cello, Cymbals, Gong, String Bass, Trombone, Viola, Violin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Bell of Life Passing – For a Lucky Dawg

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku332 – from evening mist      from evening mist      the bell      of life passing This haiku is by Issa: during his lifetime he wrote over 20,000 haiku, hundreds of tanka, and several haibun. This … Continue reading

Posted in Bassoon, Chorus, Clarinet, Flute, Horn, Trombone, Tuba | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Peaks of Cloud

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku331 – Peaks of cloud      Peaks of cloud:      The ship has crossed      A windless sea. This haiku is by Natsume Soseki, whose literary career started in 1903 with a series of haiku and … Continue reading

Posted in Cello, String Bass, Vibraphone, Viola, Violin | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A White Feather Fell

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku330 – A bird flew past      A bird flew past      very close      a white feather fell This haiku is by Mats Unden, a Swedish visual artist, sound artist, musician, and experimental composer, based … Continue reading

Posted in Chorus, Clarinet, Flute, Horn, Trombone, Vibraphone, Viola, Violin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Through the City

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku327 – meandering through the city      meandering through the city      cars around      infinite game This haiku is by Bartosz Leszczyński, a musician and regular participant in the Haiku challenge as Oxebe. Through the … Continue reading

Posted in Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Horn, Oboe | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Unknowable Blue

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku325 – true tranquillity      true tranquillity      hiding underneath creased sheets –      unknowable blue This haiku is by Mark Morris, a journalist with more than a decade of experience writing for major broadcasters and … Continue reading

Posted in Bassoon, Cello, Horn, String Bass, Trombone, Viola, Violin | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Emptiness of My Mosquito Net

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku324 – sleeping, waking      sleeping, waking      the emptiness      of my mosquito net This haiku is by Chiyo-ni. Born in the Ishikawa Prefecture in 1703, she began writing haiku poetry when she was 6, … Continue reading

Posted in Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Viola, Violin | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment