You can learn about the pine only from the pine, or about the bamboo only from bamboo.  When you see an object, you must leave your subjective pre-occupation with yourself; otherwise you impose yourself on the object, and do not learn.  The object and yourself must become one, and from that feeling of oneness issues your poetry.  However well phrased it may be, if your feeling is not natural—if the object and our self are separate—then your poetry is not true poetry but merely your subjective counterfeit.

~ Basho*

Keith Kenniff is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist, and electronic music producer. He composes ambient/electronic music under the moniker Helios and post-classical piano music under Goldmund.

Pianos About Town is a community collaborative effort that brings art and spontaneous music to a community.  Donated pianos are transformed into whimsical painted pieces of art which are then placed in various outdoor locations about town…this form of interactive public art invites the creation of music as well as opportunities for photographers.

music at the library

You are invited to visit Leanne’s Monochrome Madness gallery.

One thousand peaks merge with frozen clouds;

ten thousand paths have no human trace.

Day by day just facing the wall,

at times I hear snow drift over the window.


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Sky Above, Great Wind

Kazuaki Tanahashi