Welcome to the fifty-third iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.
This week I’m happy to present a haiku by Bartosz Leszczyński, a musician and regular participant in the Haiku challenge as Oxebe.
meandering through the city
“Bartosz is a self-taught music enthusiast from Poland fascinated by synthesizers and creating sounds and timbres. His passion is to form rich, evolving and complex sounds and textures. His musical path began from playing the piano, and piano sound can be often heard in his music. He also uses electric guitar and tries to capture sounds that can be shaped by tweaking guitar effects beyond limits. Through the music he intends to express wistfulness, incertitude and the feel of distant and unbounded space.”
Seventeen tracks were made in response to Bartosz’s poem, and here’s a selection I made for The Haiku Foundation:
Track: Infinite Game
Artist: Kyosuke Osaku
Kyosuke’s music is generally deep and enigmatic, and this piece is a perfect example of his style.
Artist: Ed Mundio
In “CityPulse”, multimedia artist Paul Fletcher combines mesmerizing visuals and evocative electronic soundscapes.
Track: Through the City
A more soothing atmosphere to end this weekly selection: a classical composition by George Smyth, written for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn.
Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be listening to music inspired by another haiku by Corine Timmer:
expanding the boundarie
s of my heart
The deadline to submit your track is 22 April. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.