Naviar Haiku Fest

Oct 07 2017 10:00 - 22:30

The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church St, N16 9ES London

Exploring the relationship between poetry and experimental electronic music, breaking the barrier between audience and artists, encouraging collaboration online and offline.

This is the first solo event organized by Naviar. In the morning we’ll host an introductory workshop to haiku, a traditional short form of Japanese poetry. The poems created will then be used as creative prompt by Naviar’s international online community of musicians: the resulting compositions will be performed as sound installation in the evening. The event will end with live music performances by members and friends of Naviar Records.

talks + evening event: free

workshop + talks + evening event: £5



10am – 1pm: introduction to haiku poetry

In the morning 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 haiku.

2 – 5: creative talks / spoken word

Listen to interesting stories of artists and artistic projects focused on exploring the boundaries between art forms, especially between poetry and music.

6.30 – 7.30: sound installation

The online community of Naviar Records will make music using the haiku written in the morning as creative prompt. The compositions will be presented as a sound installation

8 – 10.30: live performances


Sōzuproject is an electronic/ambient music project created in 2012 by the italian based sound artist Paolo Mascolini. His music combines evocative and haunting soudscapes with wonderful moments of luminous sparks, aesthetic qualities and hopes. His upcoming album Breath Slowly, will be published by Naviar at the end of September.


ikjoyce makes electronic ambient and drone music using modular synthesis to explore themes of nature, space, isolation, man/machine interaction, and the borders of the sleep/wake cycle.

Audio Obscura

Audio Obscura performs Lap-top based electronics for the ears, haunting the wide spectrum’s of electro-acoustic music with a firm footing in the ambient realm. The sound also strays towards the experimental; musique concrète, idm with post-classical minimal leanings occasionally push through.

Neil has summed up the Audio Obscura sound as thus;
“Light is, to the camera obscura, as sound is to Audio Obscura”

afternoon + evening event

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workshop + event

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