Unless you have just landed here (if you have then by all means, welcome!), you know how important music is to me. In a previous post, I have compared writing to a life buoy and music to the air that fills it. Pretty much every post I have written has been accompanied by a soundtrack – sometimes, it has sprung from my personal memories, others, I have judged it to be fitting for the topic explored.
Today, I have decided to take this further by sharing with you the music I write to. I have created 9 playlists from different composers for you and all together, 9 musical moments I hope will inspire you to write or escape from reality for an hour… or an entire day. Come back whenever you need some musical inspiration…
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There is a multitude of talented composers out there. I tend to listen to film scores and I know I am not the only one who prefers lyric-less pieces. I have a musical crush for Hans Zimmer – tough choice but I am going with Gladiator (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises and King Arthur are not far behind) :
Howard Shore and the unmissable Lord Of The Rings :
Armand Amar – a compilation of Home, Planet Ocean and others :
But the list is endless. There is the wonderful Yann Tiersen (whom I’ve seen live) and his famous Amelie de Montmartre (although be sure to check out his other work, equally fabulous.)
The hauntingly beautiful doudouk player Levon Minassian and his Songs From A World Apart (His soundtrack to Bab Aziz is just as wonderful…)
The legedanry Mike Olfields and his Tubular Bells for a slightly more upbeat feeling.
The canadian singer Coeur De Pirate who composed the soundtrack for Child Of Light (a video game) :
And then there is timeless classical music (here is a playlist I created) :
And finally, a personal mix of everything above (again, a playlist of mine) :
And if none of the playlists above will do (I’d be amazed but…) have a look at those 12 Spotify Playlists For Writers, some are worth a listen.
Happy listening and happy writing!