Renku No. 1 was composed by Samuel Burt. This performance took place during Artscape 2018 at the UB Student Center. It was performed by Eric Franklin and Samuel Burt on daxophones and Shelly Purdy on percussion.
Renku No. 1 is built around a form of Japanese poetry where individuals add stanzas to a poem. It features haikus by Matsuo Bashō. The performers are guided through a process of performing new musical poetic material to accompany these haikus.