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[This is Paloma, posting on behalf of HA, who is having Internet issues.]
I have always been a lover of lyrics, when it comes to songs. I have always given more precedence to what the words have to say as compared to the voice of the instruments that accompany it. But recently, I have been listening to some instrumentals and furthermore, I have been paying attention to some classic composers like Mozart and Beethoven.
A particular composer that I have fallen in love with is Debussy. His Clair de lune is one of the most famous compositions ever and almost all of us have listened to it in the past.
But the composition that I have come to love among all that I have listened to is Reverie.
Something about Claude Debussy, quoted from biography.com,
Claude Debussy was born into a poor family in France in 1862, but his obvious gift at the piano sent him to the Paris Conservatory at age 11. At age 22, he won the Prix de Rome, which financed two years of further musical study in the Italian capital. After the turn of the century, Debussy established himself as the leading figure of French music. During World War I, while Paris was being bombed by the German air force, he succumbed to colon cancer at the age of 55.
This week, I would like you to listen to Debussy’s compositions (two of which are embedded in this post) and write a haiku or tanka or both, taking inspiration from his tonal structures.
What to do next?
1. Publish a post with your haiku or tanka if you have a blog. If you haven’t got a blog, you can share them in the comments down below. In case you have published a post, you can submit its link in the linking widget.
2. After you have made the post, take some of your time and visit the links of other participants. This is how we learn and improvise. Return again at the end of the week if you have made your post during the weekdays because there would be new links to visit, which would help us all to make connections and develop the feeling of community and togetherness in our adventure every week. Even if you can’t take out the time to visit all the links, then visit at least the link shared before or after you and offer your feedback and develop comradeship with that person.
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