Welcome to the ninth iteration of the Haiku Music Challenge, hosted by Naviar Records.
This week we treat the following haiku by Alan Summers:
through the blizzard
particles of me
Alan Summers is an award-winning poet and President of the United Haiku and Tanka Society. Written just after the big snows and blizzards around the U.K. when the author was regularly traveling from Bath to Hull, the haiku we present today won The Haiku Calendar Competition in 2011. If you have 5 minutes, I suggest you watch his TEDx Talk on Youtube “Amazement of the ordinary — life through a haiku lens”
In the past seven days, twenty-one tracks were made in response to Alan’s poem. Here are three I selected for The Haiku Foundation community:
Track: through the blizzard
Artist: Yum Haruki
Reminiscent of Sakamoto’s early works, through the blizzard by Japanese composer Yum Haruki revolves around a simple melody which slowly evolves and becomes an enveloping electronic piece.
Track: Particulated Blizzard
Rumblin_Cynth_Rampo describes herself as a “cacophonist, working in the genres of ambient, industrial ambient and noise.” I think this is a perfect introduction to her latest submission to the Haiku music challenge, Particulated Blizzard.
Genre: ambient, field recordings
Arkytas is a new participant in the Haiku Challenge, and his track Nemo carefully combines field recordings and ambient textures to create the effect of a frozen landscape.
Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll be posting music inspired by Lee Rosevere’s haiku:
The heart is a fool,
Never learns what it can’t have
The deadline to submit your track is 20 March. To find out more and participate, please visit the Naviar Records site.