Naviar is a creative community and record label. Through regular publications, open projects, and events, we aim to explore the connections between experimental electronic music and traditional Japanese poetry, and offer an inspiring digital space accessible to everyone.
With Song Lines, Simon McCorry studies our ability to listen: travelling through space and time, he catches strands of melody and transforms them into cultural impressions, shifting from East to South Asia to Africa to Eastern Europe to Western Europe. Never ever actually being any one thing.
9 Years of Naviar Haiku
Haiku Music Compilation
A compilation to celebrate the 9th anniversary of the Naviar Haiku challenge, which every week invites artists to make music in response to an assigned haiku poem. 73 artists, 115 tracks, over 9 hours of music selected from the submissions Naviar received in 2022.
The Nightfall is a collection of four compositions, each one inspired by a seasonal haiku, by Serbo-Croatian artist Manja Ristić. By combining abstract electronics, haunting soundscapes and field recordings textures, Manja recreates the evocative atmosphere of haiku without using words.
Haiku Music Challenge
The Naviar haiku music challenge invites artists to make music in response to a weekly assigned haiku poem. Participation is free and there are no limitations in the songs’ length or genre. Challenges start every Wednesday. To participate, click the link below to learn more.
For artists and creative projects that wish to support Naviar or upgrade their artistry, we offer subscription programmes that’ll give access to subscriber-only content, music-making sessions, release advice and other music-related services. Starting from £12/year.
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