Welcome to the forty-eighth iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.
Aju Mukhopadhyay is an award winning poet, author and critic. He contributes different genres of literature to various journals: two of the ten books he’s published so far are of Japanese short verses: Short Verse Vast Universe and Short Verse Delight. His works have been widely anthologized and translated. He recently won the Best Author (non-fiction) award at the Literoma Laureate Award.
the last kite
carries the setting sun
in its wings
Twenty tracks were made in response to Aju’s poem and here are three that I selected this week:
Track: carries the setting sun
Multi-instrumentalist Australian artist Bassling joined us last week with a post-rock, improvised composition.
Track: The Hauchzart Ensemble: Kite
W:I:L-o´the-wisp is part of the electronic duo The Hauchzart Ensemble, and here’s a track inspired by Aju’s haiku which they’ll also publish with lyrics soon.
Artist: Ryan Scott Mattingly
Lastly, here’s a track by Ryan Scott Mattingly, who just released an album on Naviar titled Orphan Work.
Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be listening to music inspired by another haiku by Aju Mukhopadhyay:
on ancient temple walls
still look at us
The deadline to submit your track is 4 March. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.