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Haiku Music Challenge 87

Widely regarded as one of the most important female haiku poets, Fukuda Chiyo-ni was a Japanese poet of the Edo period. She started writing haiku early in her childhood and was strongly influenced by Basho’s poetry (probably because her teachers were his students).

the shimmering haze
the wet stone

Thirteen tracks were made in response to Fukuda Chiyo-ni’s haiku, and here’s my selection for the Haiku Foundation:

Track: Shimmering
Artist: 33per
Genre: electronic
Let’s start with an immersive electronic soundscape by 33per.

Track: Seramind
Artist: Sky Shines On Wet Rocks
Genre: ambient
An evocative and haunting ambient track, by German composer Seramind.

Track: Stone Haze
Artist: FlownBlue
Genre: piano
The final track of the week is a piano improvisation by FlownBlue, accompanied by subtle ambient layers.

Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll feature music inspired by a haiku by Tan Taigi:

such a still water
even the dragonfly
splash it with the tail

The deadline to submit your composition is 1st September. To find out more, participate or submit your haiku, please visit Naviar Records site.

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