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Haiku Music Challenge 93


Welcome to The Haiku Foundation’s 93rd Haiku Music Challenge, sponsored by Naviar Records!

John Hinks, aka FlownBlue, is a prolific and talented composer, and a regular participant in the Haiku challenge. Aside from his solo project, John is also involved in three improvising duos: ‘Windfall Light‘ (with Jim Tetlow), ‘Abstract Blue‘ (with Kevin Buckland) and ‘Light Fragments‘ (with Steve Escott).

A day of rainbows
As Summer gives way to the
Damp days of Autumn

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

Track: Autumn Day / Rainbows
Artist: Chimera
Genre: orchestral

Let’s start with a beautiful, cinematic composition by a new member of Naviar’s community.


Track: Summer Gives Way to Damp Days
Artist: Audio Obscura
Genre: electronic

“The synths are the summer and the rainbows fading and the beats are the years progress and the hiss and static and rain are the damp days of Autumn.” (Audio Obscura)


Track: Day of rainbows
Artist: 33per
Genre: piano

In this composition by 33per, subtle ambient layers seamlessly merge with haunting piano chords.


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

first winter rain —
a nameless mountain

The deadline to submit your composition is 20 October. To find out more, participate or submit your haiku, please visit Naviar Records site.

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