Welcome to the twelfth iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.
This week we treat the following haiku by The-Fae-Folk:
Twirl among the trees,
Soft in step, swift as the breeze.
Dance beneath the leaves.
When I started this project, back in 2014, most of the poems used for the Haiku Music Challenge were written by Tumblr users, and it’s nice to see that there’s still such an active community of poets there. The-Fae-Folk is a Tumblr account who writes prose, poetry, and microfiction pieces based on their research of myths and folktales concerning Faerie.
Fourteen songs were inspired by this haiku, and here are the three I selected this week:
Track: Dance Beneath The Leaves
Genre: ambient, fieldrecordings
American composer OneAmbient4 recreated the serene atmosphere of this week’s haiku by combining natural fieldrecordings with slowly-evolving ambient melodies.
Track: Twirl among the trees
Artist: Night Note
Genre: electronic, ambient
When you listen to Night Note’s soothing music, you may have the impression that time slows down. His song “Twirl among the trees”, with its minimal electronic textures, perfectly summarizes his music style.
Track: The Trees (Daphne’s Lament)
Artist: how the night came
Genre: piano, electronic
In this track by how the night came, the piano melody merges seamlessly with the ambient background: the result is a fully absorbing instrumental piece, a perfect soundtrack for the natural settings of the poem which inspired it.
Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be posting music inspired by Yosa Buson’s haiku:
from earth, sky, trees
not a single sign —
yet autumn . . .
The deadline to submit your track is 9 April. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.