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Haiku Music Challenge 100


Welcome to The Haiku Foundation’s 100th Haiku Music Challenge, sponsored by Naviar Records!

Using the words of the author himself, James Welsh is an “aspiring author and tea enthusiast. Idealist, mediator, always hopeful. Writing original haiku helps me focus”. You can find out more about James on Twitter.

In the late blossom
Of red sunlight
One last dance

Sixteen tracks were made in response to James Welsh’s haiku, and here’s my selection for The Haiku Foundation:

Track: late blossom
Artist: Lazenbeeindustries
Genre: experimental

An ethereal piano piece that slowly evolves into an immersive soundscape, by Lazenbeeindustries.


Track: Last Dance
Artist: dascott
Genre: instrumental

Here’s a soothing ambient composition by dascott, a regular participant in our Haiku Music Challenge.


Track: Red Sunlight
Artist: Douglas James’s DarkWaterBlue
Genre: classical

Finally, an 8-minute contemporary classical piece which blends a cinematic piano melody with subtle ambient layers from DarkWaterBlue.


Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll feature music inspired by haiku by Tina Mowrey:

in the confident
silence of daybreak
fading stars and me

The deadline to submit your composition is 20 July. To find out more, participate or submit your haiku, please visit Naviar Records site.

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