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Haiku Music Challenge 18

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

Jason Richardson is a Leeton-based musician and poet who’s collaborated with Naviar many times over the last few years: in 2014 his music was part of the sound installation we made for the State of Origin exhibition in London, and in 2017 we curated together the Crossing Streams exhibition in Narrandera.
Later this year Jason will be exhibiting his haiku, photographs and music as part of an exhibition at the Griffith Regional Art Gallery.

Ripples on water
reflecting the light of dawn
the breaking of day

Twenty-seven compositions were made in response to Jason’s poem, and here are the three I selected for the community of The Haiku Foundation:

Track: sophia
Artist: AWVH
Genre: minimalist

German poet, musician and philosopher Anna W. von Huber joined the haiku music challenge for the first time last week, with this minimalist and absorbing piano piece.

Track: Dawn ripples through your life
Artist: windspace
Genre: ambient

This hypnotic soundscape created by Bruce Hickey aka windspace perfectly recreates the feeling of impermanence present in Jason’s haiku.

Track: Water Reflecting
Artist: how the night came
Genre: ambient, electroacoustic

The ambient textures in Water Reflecting gradually merge and evolve, as if trying to create a sonic impression of a sunrise. A beautiful and immersive composition.

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

night ends in hills
before clocks strike four —
cloud-covered sun hides

The deadline to submit your track is 22 May. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.

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