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Haiku Music Challenge 31

Welcome to the thirty-first iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records. Hope you enjoyed the hiatus, and we’re back in business now.

Mizuhara Shuoshi was a 20th-century Japanese poet. Shuoshi rebelled against the principles of emotional detachment in haiku, which he thought limited his ability to emotionally express himself through poetry: he started a magazine called Staggerbush which focused on a more romantic, lyrical type of haiku.

awakened from sleep

surprised by the darkness– —
late autumn

Shuoshi’s haiku inspired eighteen tracks, and here are the three compositions I enjoyed the most:

Track: awakened from sleep
Artist: Oxebe
Genre: piano

Track: LateAutumm
Artist: ikjoyce
Genre: electronic

Track: awakened from sleep
Artist: how the night came
Genre: ambient

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

Watching a kite
up in the sky,
I think of nothing.

The deadline to submit your track is 2 October. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.

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