Naviar Haiku Fest I-London 2017


October 7, 2017

Naviar Haiku Fest I- London 2017. A scenic photo of fog-covered mountains.

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

This was the first solo event organized by Naviar. In the morning we hosted an introductory workshop on haiku, a traditional short form of Japanese poetry. The poems created were then used as creative prompts by Naviar’s international online community of musicians: the resulting compositions were performed as sound installations in the evening. The event ended with live music performances by members and friends of Naviar.



Naviar Haiku Fest - London 2017 Installations

The online community of Naviar Records made music inspired by the haiku written during the morning workshop. The songs were played in the evening as a DJ set.



Sōzuproject is an electronic/ambient music project created in 2012 by the Italian-based sound artist Paolo Mascolini. His music combines evocative and haunting soundscapes with wonderful moments of luminous sparks, aesthetic qualities, and hopes. His album Breath Slowly was published by Naviar in September 2017.


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 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”

Live at The Old Church“, a live album with music from the Haiku Fest, was published in October ’17.