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Haiku Music Challenge 70

Welcome to the seventieth iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.

Michael Dudley was born in downtown Toronto and reared in the Greater Toronto Area. He later lived and worked for 35 years in rural Southwestern Ontario. From May 2018 until June 2020 he continuously traveled. He is the father of three adults and the author of numerous poetry collections, including pilgrimage: ha!ku selected & new (Red Moon Press, 2017).

abandoned farmhouse
off the snow-piled roof
gusts of ghosts

Twenty-two tracks were inspired by Michael’s poem, and here’s my selection for The Haiku Foundation:

Track: abandoned farmhouse
Artist: how the night came
Genre: instrumental

First track of the week is a short and dreamy guitar composition by how the night came.

Track: Ghosts of ice and snow
Artist: Tuonela
Genre: drone

I can’t imagine a more suitable soundtrack for Michael’s haiku: Tuonela’s submission makes you feel the chilled frosty air.

Track: Absence
Artist: Stray Wool
Genre: ambient

Just like the previous entry, Stray Wool’s submission is a haunting composition that evokes frozen soundscapes.

Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be listening to music inspired by Zhang Zhihe:

slanting rain,
gentle breeze,
no need to return home

The deadline to submit your track is 16 December. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.

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