Welcome to the forty-fourth iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.
Here’s a haiku by writer and musician Mark Morris, who was also the author of the poem we used for the previous challenge and is a regular contributor to our music challenge.
A journalist with more than a decade of experience writing for major broadcasters and national publications in the UK, Mark runs the Pure Land Haiku Twitter account, and produces music under the pseudonym Pure Land Haiku Music and Journoiz.
a dark corridor
rolls into infinity —
Twenty-four tracks were inspired by Mark’s poem. Here are three of them:
Artist: My Own Cubic Stone
Frozen’s dark, almost oppressive atmosphere nicely fits the haiku it’s inspired by.
Track: Speeding away
Tuonela’s approach to the weekly haiku was the opposite of My Own Cubic Stone’s: Tuonela focused on the infinite aspect of the poem, creating immersive and deep soundscapes to represent the vastness of space.
Track: the dark corridor
Artist: Robert Knote
Robert Knote has been creating short classical compositions for the Haiku Challenge for a few years. His music is often cheerful, but here he explores a darker side. And I like it a lot.
Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be listening to music inspired by a haiku by sevenism:
not heard my breath
The deadline to submit your track is 5 February. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.