Welcome to the twenty-fifth iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.
When I gazed down the ocean,
I could see with amazement
The countless lights that shone
My poem inspired twenty-two compositions, and here are three which I particularly like:
Track: When I Gazed Down The Ocean
Genre: new classical
This 9-minute classical composition by GLSmyth was written for Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trombone and Bass Trombone.
“I imagine floating in the three dimensional water, watching what is going on around me, then moving to another area and doing the same. This has little difference with what I like to do on land — examine, enjoy, move on, repeat.”
Track: ocean depth flicker
The author of last week’s haiku is also the artist behind this haunting ambient piece. “Ocean depth flicker” is a deep and cinematic composition which takes the listener on an aquatic journey.
Track: The countless lights that shone
While listening to this slowly evolving ambient track by Zuhé I could imagine a seabed and its plants carried by the current.
Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be listening to music inspired by a haiku by Corine Timmer, using Talk to Transformer:
a bright star
in a moonless sky —
The deadline to submit your track is 10 July. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.