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Haiku Music Challenge 102


Welcome to The Haiku Foundation’s 102nd Haiku Music Challenge, sponsored by Naviar Records!

Ishida Hakyō (1913 – 1969) was a Japanese poet and student of Mantarō Kubota. He was the founder and editor of the haiku magazine Tsuru.

wind and clouds
playing just a little —
winter solstice

Eleven tracks were made in response to Ishida Hakyō’s haiku, and here’s my selection for The Haiku Foundation:

Track: Wind And Clouds
Artist: Night Note
Genre: instrumental

Here’s a delicate piano piece by Czech music producer Night Note:


Track: winter solstice
Artist: Boson Spin
Genre: ambient

A short yet immersive ambient soundscape by Australian composer Boson Spin:


Track: Clouds
Artist: Ingvar Tautra
Genre: electronic

Finally, a mesmerising, minimal electro track by long-time participant Ingvar Taura:


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

Moonlit night
I return and begin to write
a long letter

The deadline to submit your composition is 3 August. To find out more, participate or submit your haiku, please visit Naviar Records site.

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