The Naviar Haiku Fest comes back to London for its fourth edition, this time at the iconic music club Corsica Studios.
We’ll start the event with an introductory workshop to haiku, a
traditional short form of Japanese poetry, followed by a music hackathon
where musicians will be invited to make music in response to an
The Haiku Fest will end with a series of live performances by members
and friends of Naviar Records, working in the fields of ambient,
electronic and contemporary classical music.
1-3 pm: haiku workshop
we’ll learn the history of haiku, the rules for
writing one and its structure, how to add a kigo (seasonal reference)
and Kireji (cutting word). We’ll also read and analyze some of the most
famous haiku and haibun. At the end of the workshop, participants will
have time to write their own poems. The workshop is hosted by Marco
Sebastiano Alessi, founder of Naviar.
3.30: 6.30pm: music hackathon
Our music hackathon
is designed to bring together all people who love music &
technology. Spend the afternoon making music from scratch and
collaborating with other creatives, while further exploring the
relationship between haiku and music.
At the beginning of the session you’ll be provided with a list of haiku
poems to choose from, and invited to make music in response to one of
them. You’ll have three hours to complete one (or more) compositions and
This event is open to all experience levels.
Requirements: Participants should bring their own music equipment,
including tablet, laptop (OSX / Windows/ Linux) or any other recording
devices, and a pair of headphones.
You can still take part in the hackhaton even if you can't physically be at the event: just sign up as an online participant and we'll send you an email with the guidelines as soon as the contest begins.
The best overall tracks will be selected by Naviar Records and released as a free digital album. Thanks to our partnership with Image-Line,
all participants will get a 40% discount on any Fruity Loops Studio
purchase. The three best tracks, selected by a panel of judges, will be
awarded with a special prize: a free copy of FL Studio Signature Bundle.
7-10pm: live performances (more artists TBA)
PEDRO FIGUEIREDO https://soundcloud.com/everythingdies
Pedro Figueiredo is a Portuguese software developer
who started experimenting with noise music a decade ago, and has
gravitated towards a minimalist approach – layers of piano, tape loops,
found noises, and granular synthesis.
Using an electric guitar and a small assortment of
pedal looping devices as his foundational tools, Tunnelwater creates
what could broadly be described as minimal, ambient, electroacoustic
music. His wide range of musical experience and commitment to
improvisation in live performances will often allow the music to be
gently persuaded over the boundaries of the territory suggested by those
descriptors, while maintaining a core aesthetic that is meditative and
mindful of the taming power of the small, gentle, slow, and subtle.
AUDIO OBSCURA https://soundcloud.com/audio-obscura-music
Neil Stringfellow has been recording and releasing
music as Audio Obscura since 2014. A lof of Neils music uses field
recordings as a base and haunts the wide spectrum’s of electro-acoustic
music with a firm footing in the ambient realm. The sound also strays
towards the experimental end of electronica where post-classical minimal
leanings occasionally push through.
SIMON MCCORRY https://soundcloud.com/simonmccorry
Simon is a cellist & composer based in Stroud,
Gloucestershire. After playing in several bands as a bass player in the
90s he started making music and sound design for theatre, contemporary
dance and film. He has worked with visual artists creating soundscapes
for installations and exhibitions, defining space and feeling with
sound. Also releases work as ‘amonism’ combining influences of modern
classical, free improvisation with electronics & field recording.