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Haiku Music Challenge 28

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

This beautiful haiku by Debbie Strange will appear in a space-themed video game which will be released later this year, and is the winner of the 2019 OtherWordly Intergalactic Haiku Competition.


I skip a pebble across

the universe

Debbie’s poem inspired twenty-four tracks, with many artists joining the Haiku Music Challenge for the first time. Below are some of my favorite works:

Track: Bioluminescence
Artist: ¶radio hummingbird
Genre: instrumental, soundtrack

“a beautiful poem. much room for interpretation, my mind just imagining how to skip a pebble across the universe. a single action in slow motion. lasting a lifetime. full of depth and stunning colours. as if time would have come to a standstill. until the end of all things . . .”

Sit down and relax: this 18-minute composition by ¶radio hummingbird will take you on a journey far away . . .

Track: Bioluminescence
Artist: Jonas Lark
Genre: ambient, experimental

The atmospheric soundscapes created by Jonas Lark fit perfectly for the space-themed haiku they’re inspired by. With this track, Jonas joined the challenge for the first time last week, and I hope to hear more music from him.

Track: Night swim
Artist: Vassilis Poulantzas
Genre: dark ambient, space music

Though short, this composition by Vassilis Poulantzas is deep and intense: the perfect soundtrack for a space journey. Vassilis, too, joined the Haiku Music Challenge for the first time last week.

Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be listening to music inspired by a haiku by an’ya:

polarized sky

the mixed melodies

of twilight birds

The deadline to submit your track is 31 July. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.

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