Welcome to the eighth iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.
This week we treat the following haiku by Jeffrey Yamaguchi:
Before the crossroads
not a stir across the land
a sunrise moment
Yamaguchi creates projects with words, photos, and video as art explorations, as well as through his work in the publishing industry. We collaborated with Jeffrey back in 2016, and were very happy to use another one of his works for the haiku music challenge last week. His recent publication 52 Projects: Random Acts of Everyday Creativity is an inspiring short book about finding ways to enhance creativity in your daily life.
Twenty-two compositions were inspired by Jeffrey’s haiku, and here are some of our favorites:
Track: sunrise moment
Artist: earthborn visions
Genre: drone, tape loops
earthborn visions uses tape loops to create dense and evocative ambient atmospheres. Mike (earthborn visions) has been experimenting with this style for some time now, and this cinematic composition proves he has truly mastered his craft.
Track: SunriseMoments — WakingUpSlowly
Artist: Ed Mundio
Genre: ambient, soundscape
I love the way Ed Mundio’s ambient track SunriseMoments gradually evolves, as if representing the landscape changing as the sun appears over the horizon.
Artist: Pedro Figueiredo
Genre: electronic, ambient
Less ethereal than the previous two songs, Pedro Figueiredo’s Adoration evokes a more mysterious, but nevertheless mesmerizing, sonic landscape.
Next week we’ll be posting music inspired by Alan Summer’s haiku:
through the blizzard
particles of me
The deadline to submit your track is 13 March. To find out more and participate, visit the Naviar Records site.