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:
Track: NIGHT SO BRIGHT
Here’s an electronic soundscape by a new member of Naviar”s community, Jeffrey Smith:
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!
Track: Only A Chirping Insect
Artist: Andrei G
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.