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Haiku Music Challenge 32

Welcome to the thirty-second iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.

Shirao Kaya was born in 1738 Fukagawa, Edo, now part of Tokyo.

Shirao ran a school in Edo during Spring and Autumn, but in Summer and Winter he would move to the countryside to teach thousands of aspiring poets from throughout the Shinano province (now Nagano Prefecture). He’s considered one of the first established haikai writers to help spread cultural forms from national to regional urban centers.

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

Fourteen tracks were made in response to this poem, and below are three pieces which I particularly enjoyed:

Track: Nothing
Artist: MusicheVirtuali/Marco Lucchi
Genre: piano

Track: watching a kite
Artist: Tunnelwater
Genre: ambient

Track: Nothing Celebration
Artist: My Own Cubic Stone
Genre: dark ambient, electronic

Thank you for listening. In two weeks we’ll be listening to music inspired by a haiku by an’ya:


a sudden vastness

between stars

The deadline to submit your track is 16 October. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.

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