Welcome to the sixty-eighth iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.
Kakio Tomizawa (1902–1962) was one of the most influential members of the Shinko Haiku, an innovative movement that aimed at modernizing haiku in the early 20th century. By drawing inspiration from the Western literature and adding abstractions and analogies to their works, members of the Shinko Haiku group wanted to differentiate themselves from the trend of that period, which required poets to write haiku based on exact observations.
Dry sound of footsteps
Close to this lamp
Seventeen tracks were inspired by Kakio Tomizawa’s poem, and here are the ones I selected for The Haiku Foundation:
Track: Sound of footsteps
Artist: El Wud
Let’s start this selection with an evocative soundscape with electronic beats by Italian artist El Wud.
Track: The Lamp of Mars
For this week’s challenge, Raymond Stull made a wonderful electronic piece, reminiscent of the space music popular in the early 70s.
Track: Moebius Void – Dry Sound
Artist: Lara Petersson
Lara Petersson joined our weekly challenge just recently, but the quality and depth of her latest composition makes me look forward to listening to her next submissions.
Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be listening to music inspired by another haiku by John Hinks:
Magnolia in full bloom . . .
But waking I find
a chill November morning
The deadline to submit your track is 2 December. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.