Welcome to the forty-sixth iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.
Since I was in the US for work last week, I decided to share a haiku about travelling. I hope you’ll find this poem by Kobayashi Issa inspiring: with over twenty thousand poems written in his lifetime, it’s hard to find a topic he didn’t write about. As always, if you want to find out more about this prolific author I suggest you check out this database of his haiku.
in the beach breeze
my travels forgotten . . .
Twenty tracks were made in response to Issa’s poem and here are three which I selected this week:
Track: The Beach Breeze
Shifting between positive and more thoughtful moods, GLSmyth’s classical piece was written for bass brum, cymbals, temple blocks, crotales, tubular bells, xylophone, marimba, vibraphone, harp and celesta.
With its 10-minute music submission, Austrian artist Ahornberg was able to explore various atmospheres while creating a seamlessly coherent track.
Track: Evening Cool
Artist: Kyosuke Osaku
Kyosuke’s multilayered soundscape is a sonic journey that requires to be listened to many times in order to fully appreciate its depth.
Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be listening to music inspired by a haiku by Mats Unden:
Memories of spring
The deadline to submit your track is 19 February. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.