The Naviar Haiku Fest comes back to London for its fourth edition, this time at the iconic music club Corsica Studios.
The event will start 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 assigned haiku.
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.
There will be a haiku workshop where participants will learn the history of haiku, the rules for writing one and its structure, how to add a kigo (seasonal reference) and Kireji (cutting word). The group will 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.
Later on, there'll be a music hackathon, designed to bring together all people who love music and 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 (provided by the Haiku Foundation), and invited to make music in response to one of them. You’ll have three hours to complete one (or more) compositions and record it. This event is open to all experience levels.
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 you'll receive an email with the guidelines as soon as the contest begins.
In the evening, there will be live performances from Pedro Figueiredo, Tunnelwater, Audio Obscura, and Simon McCorry.