Music to write to
Posted 04 November 2011 - 02:17 AM
Posted 04 November 2011 - 08:32 AM
Posted 06 December 2011 - 07:15 PM
- Boards of Canada - "Geogaddi" is an evocative album.
- Deep Listening by Paniaotis, Dempster, and Oliveros - three artists suspended themselves inside an empty fourteen foot deep water cistern and played with echo resonance.
- Arvo Pärt - some of his compositions (especially Arbos) are too demanding. His sacred minimimalist works are excellent and I'm often moved to tears by them. Litany, Kanon Pokajanen, Tabula Rasa, or Alina are all fine pieces.
- Jóhann Jóhannsson - a composer from Iceland. IBM 1401 is a little unusual on your first listen but it's calming.
- Ghost in the Shell soundtrack - I won't give a blank endorsement of Kenji Kawai's work since I'm not familiar with it in the same way I am Arvo but, I do like his work.
- Machinarium soundtrack - Tomáš Dvořák. This is a point-and-click puzzle video game, which requires the background music have a seamless quality to it for replay. Dvořák did some other electronic work under the pseudonym Floex.
- Dungeon Siege soundtrack - More game music. It isn't seamless but instead fades in and out of your conscious attention. Some of the action sequences are jarring so I crop them out of the playlist.
There are other albums that are more specific to the moods and tone of my work and I'm hesitant to suggest them because they are so far off the beaten track. I'm also lazy and don't want to hunt them down.
“This is the rule of our Mysteries: Nothing Divulged to the Uninitiate: the Supreme is not to be a common story, the holy things may not be uncovered to the stranger, to any that has not himself attained to see." - Plotinus
Posted 11 December 2011 - 08:37 PM
I just listen to what ever is on. I do like back ground sound, but I haven't been writing long enough to really think about it, or find if one styles helps me get in the mood better than another. I wish I could be more help!
Generally you would want something that ties into the scene you are writing, think of it as filming a movie and trying to plug the best songs into the background possible like when I finally decided how I wanted the dance to go for Fire of Life the perfect song just poped in from Fate Stay night's Unlimited Bladework's movie track 2 (I think the song is actually titled Unlimited Bladeworks but I could be wrong)
Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:33 AM
Red Sash of the Kin
Posted 10 January 2012 - 01:19 PM
I'm a musician, so music in the background grabs my attention and I start listening and stop writing.
Im the same. I get a lot of inspiration from music but thats more in a way of brainstorming. I start thinking of what kind of scene would fit the music in a film, which puts new pictures in my head, rather than putting them into words.
That being said, I listen to music before I write. If theres a song that reminds me of a scene in my book, I'll listen before writing it.
Edited by Drekka Mort, 10 January 2012 - 01:25 PM.
Do it Drekka! Show no mercy!
Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:06 PM
Edited by Captain Jani, 19 April 2012 - 04:11 PM.
Master Sergeant - Infantry, Band of the Red Hand / Silver Knight of the Light Faction / Dedicated of the Black Tower
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:30 PM
However, despite being a musician I find that having music while I write is often very helpful as long as it's not too intrusive. I find it influences the mood of my writing and so I often use it as a tool to help me write in the right type of mood.
Generically however, I tend to listen to Sigur Ros and the Unthanks. Sigur Ros is an Icelandic band, and they'll probably weird you out on first hearing, but are great. The lead singer Jonsi also has a self titled album which is just as good.
The Unthanks are a couple of girls from England and are pretty folksy, but I get a lovely relaxed, homey feel when I'm playing them-they're what I use to write fantasy. My fantasy girls, if you will.
Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:43 AM