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Haiku Music Challenge 42

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

This is the first haiku music challenge of the year, with a poem written by the great and prolific Kobayashi Issa who during his life wrote over twenty thousand haiku.

a new year begins —
before sunrise

a pine-decorated boat

Twelve tracks were inspired by Issa’s poem. Here’s my selection for this week:

Track: before sunrise, boat
Artist: how the night came
Genre: piano, ambient

This piece by how the night came blends a minimalist piano melody with cinematic and haunting ambient layers.

Track: After A New Year
Artist: Daniel Diaz
Genre: instrumental

The positive mood and atmosphere evoked by Daniel Diaz’s piece is a beautiful start to the year.

Track: A New Year Begins — Before Sunrise
Artist: OneAmbient4
Genre: ambient

The final track is a warm and enveloping ambient piece by OneAmbient4.

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

Buoyantly we go

Like the wind,

Tasting water.

The deadline to submit your track is 15 January. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.

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