Welcome to the seventy-fifth iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.
Mizuta Masahide was a 17th-century Japanese poet and samurai who initially studied under Shohaku, but later became a disciple of Basho.
hidden among the trees —
a shrine with mice and
red leaves on the ground
Twenty tracks were inspired by Masahide’s haiku, and here’s my selection for The Haiku Foundation:
Track: red leaves on the ground
Artist: Daniel Diaz
Let’s start with the most upbeat track of the week, written by Daniel Diaz for charango, flutes, vibraphone, percussion and upright bass.
Track: Red Leaves On The Ground
Artist: Agnostura Elvar
Ingvar aka Agnostura Elvar will be taking a break for our music challenge to focus on a new project. His farewell track is a gradual crescendo of guitars and electronic elements.
Track: A Shrine Amongst The Trees
Here’s a mesmerizing composition by Ian Joyce: subtle ambient layers merging together to create a powerful ambient soundscape.
Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be listening to music inspired by Mizuta Masahide:
Since my house burned down
I now own a better view
of the rising moon
The deadline to submit your track is 13 Febuary. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.