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Haiku Music Challenge 88

Tan Taigi was a haiku poet of the Edo period. He was a wanderer for most of his life and admired by Yosa Buson for his ability to transcend his eclectic and unconventional lifestyle with sublime poetry.

such a still water

even the dragonfly

splashes it with its tail

Nineteen tracks were made in response to Tan Taigi’s haiku, and here’s my selection for Yhe Haiku Foundation:

Track: The Water Blessing Song
Artist: Bassling
Genre: acoustic
Here’s Bassling’s reinterpretation of a powerful mantra in Japanese called ‘The Grand Invocation’, promoted by Masaru Emoto for the healing of planetary waters and universal harmony.

Track: But Still Waters Run Deep
Artist: ikjoyce
Genre: electronic
An immersive electronic soundscape by Ikjoyce: a 9-minute single take improvisation on modular synth, electric piano, and organ.

Track: such a still water
Artist: Oxebe
Genre: ambient
The final track is a haunting ambient piece by Polish producer Oxebe.

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


the stillness


The deadline to submit your composition is 8 September. To find out more, participate or submit your haiku, please visit Naviar Records site.

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