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Haiku Music Challenge 39

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

Like Santoka and Seisensui, Kawahigashi Hekigoto (1873 – 1937) was an important advocate of free verse haiku.
 Besides being a writer and critic of haiku, Hekigoto was a literary scholar, noh dancer, art critic, calligrapher, social commentator, and mountain climber.

The light snow.

The ice without any trace

On the lake.

Seventeen tracks were made in response to Hekigoto’s poem, and below are three I found particularly inspiring:

Track: Like Snow Falling On Ice
Artist: Detritus Tabu
Genre: electronic

Track: Snow Hidden Ice
Artist: Rumblin_Cynth_Rampo
Genre: ambient

Track: Light Snow
Artist: Ryan Scott Mattingly
Genre: ambient, acoustic

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

Innumerable stars

Looks like floated algae

In my mind

The deadline to submit your track is 27 November. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.

Naviar Haiku Fest, a day event of electronic music and haiku, will take place in London on 14 December. To find out more about the programme, and/or to participate, visit the event page.

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