We’re back! Welcome to The Haiku Foundation’s 98th Haiku Music Challenge, sponsored by Naviar Records!
Mark Wright is an archaeologist and anthropologist with a research specialty in Mesoamerican poetics, both ancient and modern. He is a retired professor that has turned his attention to children’s literature and illustration. Dr. Wright is the founder of CookiePitch, an organization dedicated to creating a fun, inclusive KidLit community. He posts an original haiku each week for #HaikuSaturday on Twitter.
eruption of light
deconstructing the darkness
beauty for ashes
Seventeen tracks were made in response to Issa’s haiku, and here’s my selection for The Haiku Foundation:
Track: High on the ashes of light
Let’s start with an evocative soundscape by Australian veteran ambient composer Tuonela.
Track: Beauty For Lights
Here’s a mesmerizing composition reminiscent of the 70s electronic journeys by espaces-sonores.
Track: Reign In The Light
Genre: instrumental, rock
“Reign In The Light” is a rock ballad that somehow perfectly fits with the haiku’s atmosphere.
Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll feature music inspired by haiku by Raymond Cobley:
just before sunrise
the quiet mystery of dawn
silences the birds
The deadline to submit your composition is 6 July. To find out more, participate or submit your haiku, please visit Naviar Records site.