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
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
An immersive electronic soundscape by Ikjoyce: a 9-minute single take improvisation on modular synth, electric piano, and organ.
Track: such a still water
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 deadline to submit your composition is 8 September. To find out more, participate or submit your haiku, please visit Naviar Records site.