Welcome to the sixty-second iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.
You may know Raymond Stull for his regular music contributions to our weekly challenge as Stull but this week he’s also the author of the haiku of the week.
“What (Ray) loves most about Naviar Haiku is the freedom to pursue an idea freely to whatever end. Sometimes the poem feels like a soundtrack and other times it evokes jazz, dubstep, rock, or an ambient piece. Sometimes it evens starts as one and ends as another.”
in the least resistant path
nature makes a choice
Seventeen tracks were inspired by Ray’s poem, and here are the 3 submissions I selected this week for The Haiku Foundation:
Track: The Least Resistant
Artist: >Benn DeMole
We start this selection with a short ambient piece by Benn DeMole. By combining ambient elements and field recordings, Benn created a poignant and powerful soundscape.
Track: The Endless Happy-Sad Stream
Artist: Ed Mundio
Similarly to Benn Demole, Australian artist Ed Mundio focused his attention on the natural aspect of the haiku: we can hear a piano in the distance, immersed in layers of natural sounds.
Artist: Detritus Tabu3
Here’s a completely different approach to this week’s haiku: an energetic electronic piece by Detritus Tabu.
Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be listening to music inspired by a haiku by Masaoka Shiki:
Floating in the breeze,
A single butterfly.
The deadline to submit your track is 23 September. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.