Welcome to The Haiku Foundation’s 97th Haiku Music Challenge, sponsored by Naviar Records!
I found this poem by Issa this morning, thanks to the amazing Basho Society‘s Twitter account. Among the four great masters of Japanese haiku, Issa was the most prolific: during his lifetime he wrote over 20,000 haiku, hundreds of tanka, and several haibun.
even the fields
have a morning attitude
Sixteen tracks were made in response to Issa’s haiku, and here’s my selection for The Haiku Foundation:
Track: blue mist
Artist: How the Night Came
The first composition of the week is a soothing guitar piece by Naviar veteran How the Night Came.
Track: Blue Mist
Here’s a haunting, evocative ambient soundscape by ikjoyce.
Track: Into Mist
Artist: Benn DeMole
Benn DeMole carefully combines ambient layers with classical instruments, resulting in a mesmerizing sonic experience.
Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll feature music inspired by haiku by John Hinks:
Star-like, distant lights
Twinkle erratically —
Cold December night
The deadline to submit your composition is 8 December. To find out more, participate or submit your haiku, please visit Naviar Records site.