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Haiku Music Challenge 49

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

Here’s another poem by Aju Mukhopadhyay, who also offered a haiku for our previous challenge. Aju is an award-winning poet, author and critic. 10 of his 36 books are of Japanese short verses. His works have been widely anthologized and translated.

Figures sculpted

on ancient temple walls

still look at us

Twenty-two tracks were made in response to Aju’s poem. Here are the three I selected this week:

Track: Ancients Outlook
Artist: Stull
Genre: electronic, dubstep

Raymond Stull‘s electronic piece is the most energetic entry we received last week.

Track: They still look at us
Artist: Boson Spin
Genre: electronic

Here’s a haunting soundscape by Boson Spin. With its multiple and interconnected sonic layers, this track offers an immersive experience to the listeners.

Track: Still Look
Artist: This Northern Life
Genre: ambient

Gentler than the previous two entries, this composition by This Northern Life seems like a perfect ending for our weekly selection.

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

the sun set behind

a traveling monk

tall in the withered field

The deadline to submit your track is 25 March. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.

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  1. Of the three music performances I have heard the one as available, by This Northern Life. It draws one close to its sound. I acknowledge my gratefulness to Marco and Jim Kacian for selecting my haiku for its musical performance.

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