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Haiku Music Challenge 40

Welcome to the fortieth iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.

Dakotsu Iida trained under Takahama Kyoshi, and was chief editor of Unmo until his death. His son Ryuta Iida, a famous haiku poet himself, took over as the editor of Unmo after his father’s death.

Innumerable stars

Looks like floated algae

In my mind

An impressive twenty-four tracks were inspired by Kyoshi’s poem. Here are my selections for this week:

Track: Algae
Artist: Kyosuke Osaku
Genre: ambient

Track: In My Mind
Artist: Audio Obscura
Genre: ambient

Track: Innumerable Stars
Artist: Pure Land Haiku Music
Genre: electronic

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

White chrysanthemums:

in the fragrance, too, there are

light and shade

The deadline to submit your track is 4 December. 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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