Welcome to the fifty-seventh iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.
Ian Turner is a poet and artist living and working in the Pyrenees Orientales region of France.
the thin red line
of a false smile
Recently he published Moment, an anthology with 368 of his haiku written between 1997 and 2020. Ian was kind enough to send me a copy of Moment and there are so many excellent poems that I’ll share some more of his works in the upcoming weeks.
Seventeen tracks were made in response to Ian’s poem, and here’s my selection for this week:
Track: night club
We start this selection with the most upbeat and energetic piece, by Polish artist Oxebe.
Track: Thin Night Smile
With this track, ChalkWalk described the moment when people are in a line waiting to get into a club, using ambient sounds, drum beats and field recordings.
Track: Fun and Unpleasant Effects
Artist: Artur Muras
For his submission, Artur Muras drew inspiration from the sounds of the 80s electronic scene and combined them with ambient sounds.
Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be listening to music inspired by another haiku by Ian Turner:
a cathedral of pines
rising into light
echoes of birdsong
The deadline to submit your track is 19 August. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.