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Haiku Music Challenge 19

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

Aju Mukhopadhyay is a fiction writer, poet and critic who’s written 32 books and received several poetry awards in India and abroad. Aju writes about wildlife and nature, and so far has published seven books of poems in English and two in Bangla.

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

Aju’s poem inspired sixteen tracks. Here are three I selected for you:

Track: Night Ends in Hills
Artist: GLSmyth
Genre: classical

Written for Violin, Viola, Cello and String Bass, this cinematic composition by GLSmyth explores the darker atmosphere evoked by Aju’s poem.

Track: Night Ends in Hills
Artist: Zuhé
Genre: ambient, drone

Sixteen minutes of haunting and captivating soundscapes by Jesùs Lastra aka Zuhé: his piece evolves slowly, gradually enveloping the listener and taking him into its sonic realm.

Track: Night Ends in Hills
Artist: Ryan Scott Mattingly
Genre: acoustic, electronic

Ryan recorded this piece using a 12-string guitar his dad bought at a North Carolina campground. His composition combines electronic and noise elements with long and sometimes dissonant guitar chords.

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

The summer grasses
All that remains
Of brave soldiers’ dreams

The deadline to submit your track is 29 May. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.

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  1. Loved the idea of a music challenge on a haiku. A haiku is such a small poem, but so powerful like a seed! It can inspire so much.

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