Welcome to The Haiku Foundation’s 93rd Haiku Music Challenge, sponsored by Naviar Records!
Ryōkan Taigu was a Japanese poet and calligrapher who lived during the Edo period. A Buddhist monk who lived much of his life as a hermit, he spent most of his time writing poetry, calligraphy, and communing with nature. His poetry is often very simple and inspired by nature.
first winter rain —
a nameless mountain
Fourteen tracks were made in response to Ryōkan’s haiku, and here’s my selection for The Haiku Foundation:
Track: Nameless Mountain Rain
First off, a haunting ambient soundscape by a new member of our community.
Track: First Winter Rain
Artist: Adrian Lane
“A very short piece to represent a sudden burst of rain in winter, also inspired by the work of renaissance composer, William Byrd.” (Adrian Lane)
Track: A nameless mountain sits quietly in the rain
Artist: Ed Mundio
And here’s a captivating electronic piece by Australian composer Ed Mundio, seamlessly combining subtle ambient layers with mesmerizing percussions.
Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll feature music inspired by a haiku by Mark Miller:
every leaf of the turning maple
The deadline to submit your composition is 27 October. To find out more, participate or submit your haiku, please visit Naviar Records site.