Welcome to the sixtieth iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.
Here’s an early haiku by one of the greatest haiku masters, Kobayashi Issa. Often in haiku poetry, the term ”blossom” is understood to be specific for “cherry blossoms”.
two voices that sound alik
e make their way . . .
clouds of blossoms
Eighteen tracks were inspired by Issa’s poem, and here’s my selection for this week:
Track: Similar Voices 2
Artist: >Corine Bicadeideias
Here’s a 7-minute acoustic composition by musician and haiku poet Corine Timmer.
Track: two voices
Artist: earthborn visions
A haunting soundscape by earthborn visions. I love the way the artist combined ambient elements with field recordings, resulting in a perfect sonic representation of Issa’s haiku.
Track: Two Voices On The Wild Side
Artist: Daniel Diaz
An impressive jazz improvisation by Daniel Diaz, accompanied by André Charlier on the drums.
Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be listening to music inspired by another haiku by Nishiyama Soin:
whenever gazing —
blossoms a pain
in the neck too
The deadline to submit your track is 9 September. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.