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Haiku Music Challenge 91

Welcome to Naviar Record’s 91st Haiku Music Challenge for The Haiku Foundation!

Nozawa Bonchō was a haikai poet and disciple of Bashō who worked as a doctor in Kyoto. Later in life Bonchō distanced himself from Bashō’s school and was imprisoned for a crime. He died in 1714.

How cool cut hay smells
when carried through the farm gate
as the sun comes up

Nine tracks were made in response to Bonchō’s haiku, and here’s my selection for The Haiku Foundation:

Track: Cool Cut Hay As The Sun Comes Up
Artist: Adrian Lane
Genre: classical

“I imagined a summer morning walking through the fields in the area I grew up, the pizzicato representing the cut hay and a pastoral melody.” (Adrian)

Track: Hey Smells
Artist: waki
Genre: electronic

An electro-synth composition by Akifumi Wakisaka, a new participant in the haiku music challenge.

Track: Heu Riecht
Artist: Seramind
Genre: ambient

The final track: an immersive, haunting ambient soundscape by German producer Seramind.

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

On the spring equinox
Clouds wander about
The entrance of a mountain temple

The deadline to submit your composition is 29 September. To find out more, participate or submit your haiku, please visit Naviar Records site.

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