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