Welcome to the fortieth iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.
Dakotsu Iida trained under Takahama Kyoshi, and was chief editor of Unmo until his death. His son Ryuta Iida, a famous haiku poet himself, took over as the editor of Unmo after his father’s death.
Looks like floated algae
In my mind
An impressive twenty-four tracks were inspired by Kyoshi’s poem. Here are my selections for this week:
Artist: Kyosuke Osaku
Track: In My Mind
Artist: Audio Obscura
Track: Innumerable Stars
Artist: Pure Land Haiku Music
Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be listening to music inspired by a haiku by Akutagawa Ryunosuke:
in the fragrance, too, there are
light and shade
The deadline to submit your track is 4 December. 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.