Welcome to the seventy-second iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.
Morikawa Kyoroku (1656-1715) was a disciple of Basho, albeit less famous than others. He studied with the great haiku Master for ten months, and during that time Basho chose his nickname Kyoroku because he excelled in all six (roku) art forms: calligraphy, painting, spear, sword, horse riding and haiku.
Deep in the water,
softly moving his fins,
a carp, dreaming
Eighteen tracks were inspired by Morikawa Kyoroku’s haiku, and here’s my selection for the Haiku Foundation:
Track: Deep In The Water
Artist: Daniel Diaz & friends
Let’s start with a live a studio improvisation performed by Nico Arnicho (URU), percussion ; Bobby Rangell (USA), flute; Pajaro Canzani (URU), acoustic guitar ; Daniel Diaz (ARG), fretless bass and electric piano.
Artist: Marco Lucchi
Also known as Orchestra Eclettica Sincretistica, Marco Lucchi is a talented and versatile Italian sound artist. Here’s one of Marco’s latest compositions: a minimal piano composition for the Haiku Music Challenge.
Track: deep in the water
The last track of the week is a soothing ambient soundscape by Tunnelwater.
Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be listening to music inspired by Basho:
things just happen
things just happen until
the end of the year
The deadline to submit your track is 6 January. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.