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Haiku Music Challenge 23

Welcome to the twenty-third iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.

Mark Gilfillan is a member of the British Haiku Society and has been writing haiku and senryu for around seven years. His first collection, Ghost Moon, received positive reviews from esteemed American haiku journal Frogpond and the British Haiku Society’s Blithe Spirit. He’s just completed his second collection, So Slow The Moon’s Rise. Mark’s haiku and senryu have been published in haiku journals al around the world, and he was one of the panelists at our latest Naviar Haiku Fest in London last October.

the shepherdess calls

a distant clang of goat bells

mountain music

Mark’s poem inspired sixteen compositions. Below are the three tracks I selected this week:

Track: The Shepherdess Calls
Artist: Daniel Diaz
Genre: acoustic

Mostly recorded on the road in Spain, this track by Daniel Diaz has a calming and positive feel which suits the haiku it’s inspired by.

Track: Mountain Meadow
Artist: Corine Bicadeideias
Genre: instrumental

A nice beat, combined with intriguing ambient textures: Corine Bicadeideias’s submission could be the perfect soundtrack for a solo mountain hike.

Track: Mountain Music
Artist: Ahornberg
Genre: electronic

Ahornberg’s track has a timeless feel, reminiscent of classic movie soundtracks from the early 80s.

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

I’m on the shore of a river

on some rocky path, on a hillside

my way home

The deadline to submit your track is 26 June. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.

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  1. Thanks for the inspiration and opportunity to create and share music. I’m excited to be one of the three favorites this week. It’s a journey I never imagined taking. It’s wonderful to create music and to listen to the various interpretations of the words.

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