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Haiku Music Challenge 25

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

After discovering Talk to Transformer last week thanks to Jamie’s poem, I couldn’t resist trying to create a few poems with it. Here’s one of them, I hope you like it!

When I gazed down the ocean,

I could see with amazement

The countless lights that shone

My poem inspired twenty-two compositions, and here are three which I particularly like:

Track: When I Gazed Down The Ocean
Artist: GLSmyth
Genre: new classical

This 9-minute classical composition by GLSmyth was written for Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trombone and Bass Trombone.

“I imagine floating in the three dimensional water, watching what is going on around me, then moving to another area and doing the same. This has little difference with what I like to do on land — examine, enjoy, move on, repeat.”

Track: ocean depth flicker
Artist: sevenism
Genre: ambient

The author of last week’s haiku is also the artist behind this haunting ambient piece. “Ocean depth flicker” is a deep and cinematic composition which takes the listener on an aquatic journey.

Track: The countless lights that shone
Artist: Zuhé
Genre: drone

While listening to this slowly evolving ambient track by Zuhé I could imagine a seabed and its plants carried by the current.

Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be listening to music inspired by a haiku by Corine Timmer, using Talk to Transformer:

a bright star

in a moonless sky —

gentle breeze

The deadline to submit your track is 10 July. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.

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