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Haiku Music Challenge 48

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

Aju Mukhopadhyay is an award winning poet, author and critic. He contributes different genres of literature to various journals: two of the ten books he’s published so far are of Japanese short verses: Short Verse Vast Universe and Short Verse Delight. His works have been widely anthologized and translated. He recently won the Best Author (non-fiction) award at the Literoma Laureate Award.

the last kite

carries the setting sun

in its wings

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

Track: carries the setting sun
Artist: Bassling
Genre: rock

Multi-instrumentalist Australian artist Bassling joined us last week with a post-rock, improvised composition.

Track: The Hauchzart Ensemble: Kite
Artist: W:I:L-o´the-wisp
Genre: electronic

W:I:L-o´the-wisp is part of the electronic duo The Hauchzart Ensemble, and here’s a track inspired by Aju’s haiku which they’ll also publish with lyrics soon.

Track: lemon
Artist: Ryan Scott Mattingly
Genre: instrumental

Lastly, here’s a track by Ryan Scott Mattingly, who just released an album on Naviar titled Orphan Work.

Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be listening to music inspired by another haiku by Aju Mukhopadhyay:

Figures sculpted

on ancient temple walls

still look at us

The deadline to submit your track is 4 March. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Dear Cornie Timmer,
    Thanks for your comment on my poem and for composing music on it, tanks for your message.

  2. Fortunately I have seen and heard artist Bassling’s performance: at the last it really seems that the setting sun is carried by the kite. Hearty thanks.

    But the other two links aren’t responding..

    1. I love your haiku, Aju Mukhopadhyay and enjoyed composing music to it. The links are working for me. I listened in the browser option. If you press on “Twenty Tracks” below your poem in this post you should be able to listen to all the tracks.

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