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Haiku Music Challenge 46

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

Since I was in the US for work last week, I decided to share a haiku about travelling. I hope you’ll find this poem by Kobayashi Issa inspiring: with over twenty thousand poems written in his lifetime, it’s hard to find a topic he didn’t write about. As always, if you want to find out more about this prolific author I suggest you check out this database of his haiku.

in the beach breeze
my travels forgotten . . .
evening cool

Twenty tracks were made in response to Issa’s poem and here are three which I selected this week:

Track: The Beach Breeze
Artist: GLSmyth
Genre: classical

Shifting between positive and more thoughtful moods, GLSmyth’s classical piece was written for bass brum, cymbals, temple blocks, crotales, tubular bells, xylophone, marimba, vibraphone, harp and celesta.

Track: Forgotten
Artist: Ahornberg
Genre: electronic

With its 10-minute music submission, Austrian artist Ahornberg was able to explore various atmospheres while creating a seamlessly coherent track.

Track: Evening Cool
Artist: Kyosuke Osaku
Genre: ambient

Kyosuke’s multilayered soundscape is a sonic journey that requires to be listened to many times in order to fully appreciate its depth.

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

Memories of spring

Always present


The deadline to submit your track is 19 February. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.

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  1. G.L Smith gradually gives an impression of delight towards, maybe, coolness but in Ahornberg and Kyosuke Osaku loud sound of breeze tends towards coolness; Osaku is louder with telling breeze even at the end. It was nice time with them.

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