Welcome to the thirty-ninth iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.
Like Santoka and Seisensui, Kawahigashi Hekigoto (1873 – 1937) was an important advocate of free verse haiku. Besides being a writer and critic of haiku, Hekigoto was a literary scholar, noh dancer, art critic, calligrapher, social commentator, and mountain climber.
The light snow.
The ice without any trace
On the lake.
Seventeen tracks were made in response to Hekigoto’s poem, and below are three I found particularly inspiring:
Track: Like Snow Falling On Ice
Artist: Detritus Tabu
Track: Snow Hidden Ice
Track: Light Snow
Artist: Ryan Scott Mattingly
Genre: ambient, acoustic
Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be listening to music inspired by a haiku by Iida Dakotsu:
Looks like floated algae
In my mind
The deadline to submit your track is 27 November. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.
Naviar Haiku Fest, a day event of electronic music and haiku, will take place in London on 14 December. To find out more about the programme, and/or to participate, visit the event page.