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Haiku Music Challenge 52

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

Here’s another haiku by Mark Morris, who also wrote the poem used for the previous challenge. Mark just published Deep Blue: Haiku About The Sea, which explores the depths of the Earth’s oceans using haiku poetry, and this is one of the haiku included in the book. Deep Blue is available on Amazon.

rumbling in the mist

a whale soars towards the light —
stories from below

Twenty tracks were made in response to Mark’s poem, and here’s a selection I made for The Haiku Foundation:

Track: A Whale Soars Towards The Light
Artist: OneAmbient4
Genre: ambient

I particularly enjoyed this track by Oneambient4. This evocative atmosphere seems to perfectly fit the haiku it’s inspired by.

Track: how deep
Artist: Belaqua Shua
Genre: electronic, new classical

A powerful, haunting piece by Belaqua Shua, a new member of Naviar’s community.

Track: a whale soars
Artist: Robert Knote
Genre: classical

The tension gradually builds up in this composition for strings by Robert Knote: the result is a stirring piece in line with the mood created by Mark’s poem.

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

meandering through the city

cars around

infinite game

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

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  1. All very enjoyable choices. I appreciate the curation. Your first choice captured the word rumbling and the power of rumbling perfectly. Oneambient4 welldone!

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