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Re: Music when Writing
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2015, 11:26:56 AM »
Hi, @Nora, I just sampled Black Noise for a minute.  Brrr, cold, weird. Sort of the musical equivalent of light that can trigger epilepsy  ;D.  But I'm going to give it all a try because that's the fun of it all! Wouldn't it be interesting to do a remix of Faust crossed with Black Noise?
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Re: Music when Writing
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2015, 11:50:03 AM »
Yep, I totally agree about Black Noise. And considering the chapters I've been writing, it's totally appropriate... I've been finishing up scenes of a funeral, a track, a fight followed by a murder and a 5-storeys fall, and drafting a throat stabbing. Hah! I do have a discussion between students and professor. Phew! Saved.

As for mixing it with Faust... Gosh it'd be amazing. But it probably would sound like some insane dub-step. Or could you imagine the Sabre Dance in electro, while high in a crowded dance floor? Hiiii

If you want more neutral but still blissfully repetitive electro you could try Stimming, with "silver surfer", "fruits of life" or "funkworm".
If you're a Star Wars fan you might like FatMan - Jesse Rose (original). It's my climbing workout all-time song.
And to walk/lurk/stide through the city I've been listening for months to this :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVGs2SkFqdc&feature=youtube_gdata

I'm totally unable to get tired of it. It's perfect for night driving, walking around, writing punchy events...
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Re: Music when Writing
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2015, 12:35:24 PM »
My knowledge or electronic is about nil, I'm afraid  :-[
And I know we're talking instrumental.

But, in our family our favorite late night driving music is the "band" Frou Frou with Imogene Heap.
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Re: Music when Writing
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2015, 05:45:48 PM »
I've seen quite a few writers name check bands in their blurb. A certain authoress of a wincingly popular series of teen vamp books (you know the ones) listed Muse for instance.
Personally I like writing in silence. I have no problem working with all sorts of distractions and music, but part of the pleasure of writing for me is the singular focus of it.

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Re: Music when Writing
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2015, 11:21:37 PM »
I've seen quite a few writers name check bands in their blurb. A certain authoress of a wincingly popular series of teen vamp books (you know the ones) listed Muse for instance.
Personally I like writing in silence. I have no problem working with all sorts of distractions and music, but part of the pleasure of writing for me is the singular focus of it.
She does the same thing with her most recent book, too, and that one isn't about vampires, actually it's not even really fantasy, but it is probably also aimed at the same audience.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: Music when Writing
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2015, 02:48:42 AM »
During most of my writing time, I play all 3 parts of the Rach 3 (Concerto No. 3 in D minor for Piano and Orchestra)

All together they equal about 41 minutes of continuous play time.

When I tire of Rachmaninov, I'll mix it up with some John Williams or Basil Poledouris.

Music gives me a boost in energy, pushing me to maintain a steady flow of compelling dialogue. In my opinion, there is no greater sleeping pill than dull dialogue; a story without compelling dialogue feels empty and wanting of a literary soul. I must step within the unraveling destiny of my characters to make them alive on the page. I fly on the winds of inspiration to pump the essence of passion, melancholy and even rage into every rattled corner of brain, bone, action and reaction till my fingers bleed with the healthy, numbing reward of the sculptured-death to an empty page.

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Re: Music when Writing
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2015, 11:23:25 AM »
When in doubt, I look to the masters....

“What is it, what nameless, inscrutable, unearthly thing is it; what cozening, hidden lord and master, and cruel, remorseless emperor commands me; that against all natural loving and longings, I so keep pushing, and crowding, and jamming myself on all the time; recklessly making me ready to do what in my own proper, natural heart, I durst not so much as dare?”
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Re: Music when Writing
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2015, 01:04:03 PM »

Moby Dick is awesome, in the true, non-California meaning of the word

If only Melville could have had access to iTunes. Instead of being a Titan of prose, he could have been a literary demi-god, floating dreamily upon his sultanic pillow of words in meditative defiance to the mere, insignificant tugs of gravity, that would have ached to kiss his feet for the blessings of poetic enlightenment.
Upon watching the video 'Starships', the bodacious badonkadonk of Nicki Minaj would have melted his soul and body until they bled into each other.
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Re: Music when Writing
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2015, 01:54:08 PM »
I prefer Chopin, hard Rock that speaks to ma soul, or silence.
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Re: Music when Writing
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2015, 01:44:43 AM »
I can't listen to anything with lyrics while writing, unless it is in a language I don't understand. The lastest playlist is mostly Wardruna. It doesn't take long to feel the music, feeding off its emotion.

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Re: Music when Writing
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2015, 02:02:19 AM »
I can't listen to anything with lyrics while writing, unless it is in a language I don't understand. The lastest playlist is mostly Wardruna. It doesn't take long to feel the music, feeding off its emotion.
Well, Wardruna is pretty interesting! Thank you @night_wrtr, and thank you Spotify.
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Re: Music when Writing
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2015, 05:47:26 AM »
Clearly music can influence writing, but it can often work the other way around. Mick Jagger used Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita for inspiration when he write Sympathy for the Devil.
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Re: Music when Writing
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2015, 05:29:51 PM »
Well, Wardruna is pretty interesting! Thank you @night_wrtr, and thank you Spotify.

Their song Helvegen is my go to for intense scenes.

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Re: Music when Writing
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2015, 05:55:29 PM »
Clearly music can influence writing, but it can often work the other way around. Mick Jagger used Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita for inspiration when he write Sympathy for the Devil.
Hey, @xiagan. When you run out of writing contest prompts in 2018, we could do a prompt based on a particular piece of music. Pier Gynt Suite, Sympathy for the Devil, Stayin' Alive  ;D
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Re: Music when Writing
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2015, 06:22:03 PM »
Clearly music can influence writing, but it can often work the other way around. Mick Jagger used Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita for inspiration when he write Sympathy for the Devil.
Hey, @xiagan. When you run out of writing contest prompts in 2018, we could do a prompt based on a particular piece of music. Pier Gynt Suite, Sympathy for the Devil, Stayin' Alive  ;D
Music themed/song inspired contest theme is already on the list. ;)
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