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Haiku Music Challenge 13

Welcome to the thirteenth iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.

This week we left contemporary writers aside to share a poem by one of the great haiku masters.
 Yosa Buson studied both Japanese and Chinese poetry and his haiku were often accompanied by his paintings, which made a more diverse and individual set of works than his main historical influence, Basho.

from earth, sky, trees

not a single sign
— yet autumn . . .

Here are three of the fifteen compositions made in response to Buson’s haiku:

Track: from earth, sky, trees
Artist: Oxebe
Genre: instrumental

Oxebe’s submission is a minimal, yet evocative, sonic reinterpretation of Buson’s poem.

Track: Autumnical
Artist: windspace
Genre: electronic, ambient

windspace’s captivating track carefully combines field recordings with electronic textures and highlights a darker and more mysterious side of this haiku.

Track: terminus (season and signifier)
Artist: sevenism
Genre: drone, ambient

We end this list with a composition by sevenism who, with this minimalist and suggestive composition “wanted to get a sense of autumn without a feel of autumn”.

Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be posting music inspired by Richard Ratcliffe’s haiku:

Home is not a place.

It could be anywhere when

you are truly loved.

The deadline to submit your track is 17 April. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.

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