Welcome to the thirteenth iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.
This week we left contemporary writers aside to share a poem by one of the great haiku masters. Yosa Buson studied both Japanese and Chinese poetry and his haiku were often accompanied by his paintings, which made a more diverse and individual set of works than his main historical influence, Basho.
from earth, sky, trees
not a single sign
— yet autumn . . .
Here are three of the fifteen compositions made in response to Buson’s haiku:
Track: from earth, sky, trees
Oxebe’s submission is a minimal, yet evocative, sonic reinterpretation of Buson’s poem.
Genre: electronic, ambient
windspace’s captivating track carefully combines field recordings with electronic textures and highlights a darker and more mysterious side of this haiku.
Track: terminus (season and signifier)
Genre: drone, ambient
We end this list with a composition by sevenism who, with this minimalist and suggestive composition “wanted to get a sense of autumn without a feel of autumn”.
Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be posting music inspired by Richard Ratcliffe’s haiku:
Home is not a place.
It could be anywhere when
you are truly loved.
The deadline to submit your track is 17 April. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.