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Haiku Music Challenge 89

Here’s Naviar’s 400th challenge (and 89th for The Haiku Foundation)!


As is customary, we celebrate the important numbers with a haiku written by the first person who ever agreed to have their poem reinterpreted into music: Italian haiku writer Andrea Cecon.


Andrea Cecon is a hearing aids technician, a traveler, a haijin published all over the world and also an ebook apprentice. His first ebook won the 3rd place in Sharp Writ Book Awards contest 2011 (category: poetry). Residing in Cividale, Italy, with his wife, Russian haijin Valeria Simonova-Cecon. He finds his inspiration in memories, travels, and the everyday life . . .


the stillness


Twenty-four tracks were made in response to Andrea’s haiku, and here’s my selection for The Haiku Foundation:

Track: Cicadoidea
Artist: Slim Ovni
Genre: electronica

A new participant in the haiku music challenge, Slim Ovni created an upbeat ambient track inspired by Andrea’s poem.

Track: The Stillness Begins
Artist: OneAmbient4
Genre: ambient

After a short break, OneAmbient4 joins the haiku challenge again with an immersive and haunting soundscape.

Track: Invoking Stillness
Artist: DesuExPerimental
Genre: electronic

The final track of the week is by Romanian producer DesuExPerimental, who combined different ambient layers into a coherent and evocative sonic experience.

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

Floating lanterns

pushed adrift, my words

set free . . .

The deadline to submit your composition is 15 September. To find out more, participate or submit your haiku, please visit Naviar Records site.

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