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Haiku Music Challenge 82

After a hiatus, welcome to the eighty-second iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records. Thanks for your patience!

Like Santoka and Seisensui, Kawahigashi Hekigoto (1873 – 1937) was an important advocate of the free verse haiku. 
Besides being a writer and critic of haiku, Hekigoto was a literary scholar, noh dancer, art critic, calligrapher, social commentator, and mountain climber.

far fireworks

sounding, otherwise

not a thing

Fourteen tracks were made in response to Hekigoto’s haiku, and here’s my weekly selection for The Haiku Foundation:


Track: Far Fireworks
Artist: Adrian Lane
Genre: classical

Classical composer Adrian Lane joined the Haiku Music Challenge just a few weeks ago, and I was immediately impressed by the consistency and quality of his output. Here’s his latest work:

Track: Somewhere In The Distance
Artist: El Wud
Genre: electronic

Italian experimental composer El Wud joined our challenge last week with an immersive soundscape that combines subtle ambient layers with various electronic elements.


Track: Fading Fireworks
Artist: Ed Mundio
Genre: electronic

Last but not least, a new evocative composition by Ed Mundio: a piece that carefully combines a variety of moods and atmospheres in just six minutes.

Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be selecting music inspired by John Hinks:

A dull Summer day . . .
A white gull glides overhead,
brightens up my mood

The deadline to submit your track is 21 July. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.

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  1. am so delighted with the return of Naviar’s musical interludes and for an introduction to Kawahigashi Hekigoto. all three composers present the vastness of ‘nothing else’ and the energy of the surprise and trailing light of fireworks with their own emphases. thank you for bringing the Music Challenge back online.

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