Meditation #13

November 29, 2009

“The spirit of profound anarchy […] is at the root of all poetry”—Antonin Artaud, The Theater and Its Double.

A shakuhachi improvisation.  Meditation #13

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“Kumoi Jishi”

November 22, 2009

“Here means

Where a song meets you.

 

I’m a song

I walk here”

—Nanao Sakaki.

Kumoi Jishi

Meditation #12

November 15, 2009

“The temple bell stops

but the sound keeps coming

out of the flowers”

—Matsuo Basho

 

A shakuhachi improvisation.  Meditation #12

Minyo Medley #1

November 8, 2009

A selection of Japanese folk songs (minyo), from north to south:

“Esashi Oiwake” (Hokkaido)

“Iso Bushi” (Ibaragi)

“Komoro Mago Uta” (Nagano)

“Itsuki no Komori Uta” (Kumamoto)

“Asadoya Junta” (Okinawa)

Minyo Medley #1

Meditation #11

November 1, 2009

“The shored Pacific makes perpetual music, and the stone mountains

Their music of silence”

—Robinson Jeffers, “Meditations on Saviors.”

A shakuhachi improvisation.  Meditation #11