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Haiku Music Challenge 74

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

A couple of days ago I came across another poem by Morikawa Kyoroku which I particularly liked.

morning light
the first blossoms of spring
bloom over-night

Morikawa Kyoroku (1656-1715) studied with the great Basho for ten months, who was the one who chose his nickname Kyoroku because he excelled in all six (roku) art forms: calligraphy, painting, spear, sword, horse riding and haiku.

Twenty-one tracks were inspired by Morikawa Kyoroku’s haiku, and here are my selections for The Haiku Foundation:

Track: Morning Light
Artist: Noodle Twister
Genre: ambient

Let’s start with a peaceful ambient composition by Noodle Twister, which combines delicate electronic layers with field recordings.

Track: Morning Light
Artist: Rumblin_Cynth_Rampo
Genre: electronic, drone

In contrast with the previous entry, here’s a rather more “ominous” track by Rumblin_Cynth_Rampo.

Track: The Passing of First Light
Artist: Stull
Genre: electronic

Last but not least, some positive sonic vibes by Raymond Stull!

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

A river in January

running through
a January valley

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

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  1. Dear Jim, I am beginning with this wonderful series, hosted by Naviar Records. I read a few poems and listened to music yesterday, and will continue and share with others. Thank you.

  2. i have experienced each of these aspects of morning light and these three music selections capture which side of the bed I got up from on those mornings. well done and well-chosen. this Naviar feature is such a pleasant pool to immerse in. it also helps prepare me for upcoming family reunions when the youngest there are babbling excitedly about their music. i can finally “grok” some of the genres. ty THF

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