Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at our first episode of Carpe Diem's new month of daily haiku writing. This month all the prompts are (as we did earlier this year with the music of Karunesh) music-pieces for your inspiration. Let me tell you first why I have chosen the Celtic Crosses in the Snow for our December Carpe Diem logo.
First this month in the Northern part of the world it will become winter, the snow. And second ... the music for this month is mostly based on Celtic Culture. Our featured musician, a young promising one, Adrian von Ziegler is a Swiss musician born on the 25th December 1989. He composes various styles of mostly gothic and celtic music His group of fans is called "The Pack'' as in wolf pack and I am proud to be part of his pack. He composed a wonderful piece of music especially for his fans and that composition will be coming along also this month.
I 'ran into' his music as I was searching for new musical videos for Carpe Diem. I hadn''t heard of him, but I was immediately a fan of his music so I asked him permission to use his music and he, thank God, gave me that permission on September 12th. So I had time to prepare the promptlist and discover his music during the months before December.
|Adrian von Ziegler, our featured musician this month|
Adrian has composed (in my opinion) wonderful music ... and I think you all will like it as much as I do. So ... let us start with our first music-piece composed by him for this month. To start this new month of Carpe Diem I have chosen his 'world-music'- piece Kanpai!. He was inspired by all the Japanese Festivals and composed this piece of music with that in his mind.
The video shows us Japanese Festival Lanterns. Here it is:
What do you think of this music? I liked it a lot, but ... well I am a big fan of his music of course (smiles). It inspired me to write the next haiku.
in the midst of the night
with their strong drumming sound
Well ... I hope you all liked this episode ... our new Carpe Diem month has started with a drum-roll and I hope to read wonderful haiku inspired on the music-videos by Adrian von Ziegler. Have fun, be inspired and share your haiku, inspired on the music, with us all here at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.
This episode will stay on until December 2th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our new episode, Qi (or Chi), later on today around 7.00 PM (CET). !! This first episode of Carpe Diem December is open for your submissions at 7.00 PM (CET) today (11/30) !!
This is so interesting - the music takes a bit of getting used to, but am listening. Great prompt idea, and the first of your haiku roll of two haiku was a classic. Thanks very much!ReplyDelete
Yeah, that's song's awesome. I am going to buy myself a copy. Love the beat in it. Thanks!ReplyDelete
I like the music and the graveyard makes sense with Carpe Diem. I looked up the word Kanpai and it means toast.ReplyDelete
Chasing ghosts... really nice. :-)ReplyDelete
Kanpai Kris and all.... I look forward to listening to Ziegler's music, researching the names of the songs, and running the old brain cells through a shuffler to come up with a classic haiku or two.... Thank you for what must have been a lot of work to compile this month's prompts..... opieReplyDelete
Wonderful music and like the cascading haiku ~ wonder if you like the Chieftains music? ~ Happy Week to you ~ carol, xxxReplyDelete
love the music and love Carpe Diem ☺ enjoyed your haiku set tooReplyDelete
The music is AWESOME ! Drums are the instrument of my heart... played it over and over.ReplyDelete
Thank you ♥ Now this I relate to.☺