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Haiku Music Challenge 96


Welcome to The Haiku Foundation’s 96th Haiku Music Challenge, sponsored by Naviar Records!

A wandering poet and ascetic Zen priest, Santōka was a disciple of Ogiwara Seisensui, one of the first poets to discard the traditional use of the 5-7-5 structure in haiku.
Santōka’s poetry emphasizes the necessity of sabi (solitude) in order to achieve spiritual enlightenment and serenity.

Wet with
The sound of the waves

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

Track: Naviar haiku 409
Artist: Duuster
Genre: fieldrecordings

Here’s an immersive soundscape by a new member of Naviar’s community, Duuster.


Track: Down Poseidon’s Gate
Artist: undermulden
Genre: ambient

Enveloping and haunting, “Down Poseidon’s Gate” by undermulden takes the listener to a mysterious aquatic realm.


Track: Klang Wellt
Artist: Seramind
Genre: electronic

The last track of the week is “Klang Wellt”, a hypnotic instrumental composition by German producer Seramind.


Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll feature music inspired by haiku by Kawahigashi Hekigotō:

red camellia
white camellia
falling down

The deadline to submit your composition is 17 November. To find out more, participate or submit your haiku, please visit Naviar Records site.

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