Welcome to the seventy-third iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.
The haiku of the week, by John Hinks, is inspired by an old Victorian carousel in a permanent fun-fair at Sutton Park (on the edge of Birmingham), active until the beginning of the early 1960s.
An old carousel
Riding peacocks and dragons
John Hinks, aka FlownBlue, is a prolific and talented composer, and a regular participant in The Haiku Challenge. Aside from his solo project, John is also involved in three improvising duos: ‘Windfall Light‘ (with Jim Tetlow), ‘Abstract Blue‘ (with Kevin Buckland) and ‘Light Fragments‘ (with Steve Escott).
Twenty tracks were inspired by John’s haiku, and here’s my selection for The Haiku Foundation:
Artist: earthborn visions
earthborn visions’ “carousel” is a beautiful and slow descent to ethereal soudscapes.
Subtle ambient layers combined with gentle guitar pluckings for this entry by Latchkey, a new member of Naviar’s community.
Track: Riding Peacocks And Dragons
Artist: Belaqua Shua
Last track of the week: an immersive and hypnotic sonic experience by Belasha Shua.
Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be listening to music inspired by Morikawa Kyoroku:
the first blossoms of spring
The deadline to submit your track is 23 January. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.