Welcome to the fifty-sixth iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.
Here’s a haiku by Unden, a participant in the Haiku Music Challenge who’s been particularly active during this quarantine: he’s started to live stream sessions from his studio which you can find on his Youtube and Twitch channels, as well as created the soundtrack for an epic feature length cartoon by Levin Diatschenko. All links on Naviar’s website.
A bird flew past
a white feather fell
Mats Unden is a Swedish visual artist, sound artist, musician, and experimental composer, based in Darwin, Australia. He creates minimal electronica, ambient musics, and makes noise, with a passion for analog, modular and vintage synthesizers. Being a visual artist and a printmaker as well, some works end up in performances, videos and installations.
Twenty-three tracks were made in response to Mats’ poem, and here’s my selection for this week:
Track: a white feather fell
Artist: Robert Knote
German composer Robert Knote created an upbeat classical piece which fits Mats’ haiku very nicely.
Track: A Fluttering Feather
Artist: Corine Bicadeideias
Short but deep and powerful, this electronic piece by Corine Bicadeideias is one of my favorites from last week’s challenge.
Track: A Bird Flew Past
Artist: Pure Land Haiku Music
To conclude this selection, the soothing electronic soundscapes of Pure Land. Enjoy!
Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be listening to music inspired by another haiku by Natsume Sôseki:
Peaks of cloud:
The ship has crossed
A windless sea
The deadline to submit your track is 13 May. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.