Tag Archives: Racket In My Head

One Push Of The Door

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku310 – One push of the door, a single step      One push of the door, a single step      And the corridor seems to stretch      As far as the eye can see. The haiku … Continue reading

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Bitter Winter Wind

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku309 – bitter winter wind      bitter winter wind      ends there —      sound of the sea The haiku is by Ikenishi Gonsui (1650–1722), a haiku poet from Nara who settled permanently in Kyoto in … Continue reading

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Innumerable Stars

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku307 – Innumerable stars      Innumerable stars      Looks like floated algae      In my mind The haiku is by Dakotsu Iida, a Japanese haiku poet from what is now part of the city of Fuefuki, … Continue reading

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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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A Gift

A Gift is written for my parents. In 1971 the writing of my music progressed (or some might say “regressed”) from writing songs on the guitar to writing serial music. I remember sitting at the piano and my mother pleading … 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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