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.
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
Here’s an immersive soundscape by a new member of Naviar’s community, Duuster.
Track: Down Poseidon’s Gate
Enveloping and haunting, “Down Poseidon’s Gate” by undermulden takes the listener to a mysterious aquatic realm.
Track: Klang Wellt
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:
The deadline to submit your composition is 17 November. To find out more, participate or submit your haiku, please visit Naviar Records site.