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.
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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
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
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
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.