Welcome to the sixty-fourth iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.
Last week I was very happy to share a haiku by Darren Bourne aka halF unusuaL, who is a regular music contributor to the Haiku Challenge and also performed live at one of our events in London in 2018.
Darren’s musical career to date has included international sound engineering, production, performing and writing credits across a variety of genres and platforms from pop to film music and sound design to contemporary dance and theatre.
Twenty-three tracks were inspired by Darren’s poem, and here are the ones I selected this week for The Haiku Foundation:
Track: Uncomposed Urban Chorus
Artist: Scott Lawlor
With its hypnotic rythm and repetitive vocals, Scott Lawlor’s electronic soundtrack is a perfect fit for the weekly haiku.
Track: Driving Through Delirium
Starting off as a calming ambient composition, Stull’s “Driving Through Delirium” gradually adds more vibrant elements until it becomes an energetic electronic track.
A deep and evocative ambient soundscape by FlownBlue is the last track of the week.
Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be listening to music inspired by a haiku by Ryōkan Taigu:
the surface of the water
like ornate silk
The deadline to submit your track is 7 Octomber. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.