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Haiku Music Challenge 71

Welcome to the seventy-first iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.

For our music challenge last week I chose a poem by a disciple of Basho, Ochi Etsujin (1656-1739), who used the pen name Kinkaoo for his poetry, which meant “old man rose of sharon.”

only a chirping insect

told me it was night

so bright was the moon

Eighteen tracks were inspired by Ochi Etsujin’s haiku, and here’s my selection for the Haiku Foundation:

Artist: D33per
Genre: electronic

Here’s an electronic soundscape by a new member of Naviar”s community, Jeffrey Smith:

Track: ManyMoonsAgo
Artist: EdMundio
Genre: instrumental

EdMundio is one of the few artists involved in the Haiku Music Challenge who also submits videos. I’m glad he does, and I wish we’d receive more!

ManyMoonsAgo_trailer from Paul Fletcher on Vimeo.

Track: Only A Chirping Insect
Artist: Andrei G
Genre: electronic

Andrei G
”s track blends together ambient layers with a powerful, mesmerizing rhythm.

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

Deep in the water,

softly moving his fins,

a carp, dreaming

The deadline to submit your track is 30 December. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.

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