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Poll #1139565 A… - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
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Poll #1139565 A greater magic

I listen primarily to ... ambient music when:

Writing
1(20.0%)
Editing my own work
0(0.0%)
Editing another's work
0(0.0%)
Proofreading my own work
0(0.0%)
Proofreading another's work
0(0.0%)

I listen primarily to ... popular music (incl rock and roll) when:

Writing
1(33.3%)
Editing my own work
0(0.0%)
Editing another's work
0(0.0%)
Proofing my own worl
0(0.0%)
Proofing another's work
0(0.0%)

I listen primarily to ... soundtracks (music, per the Beeb, wh incl 'easy listening' and brass bands: ask Frank Renton) when:

Writing
1(33.3%)
Editing my own work
0(0.0%)
Editing another's work
0(0.0%)
Proofing my own work
0(0.0%)
Proofing another's work
0(0.0%)

I listen primarily to ... baroque music when:

Writing
1(20.0%)
Editing my own work
1(20.0%)
Editing another's work
0(0.0%)
Proofing my own work
0(0.0%)
Proofing another's work
0(0.0%)

I listen primarily to ... Classical music when:

Writing
2(50.0%)
Editing my own work
0(0.0%)
Editing another's work
0(0.0%)
Proofing my own work
0(0.0%)
Proofing another's work
0(0.0%)

I listen primarily to ... Romantic music when:

Writing
2(33.3%)
Editing my own work
0(0.0%)
Editing another's work
0(0.0%)
Proofing my own work
0(0.0%)
Proofing another's work
0(0.0%)

I listen primarily to ... Modern (e.g., John Cage, not Peter Maxwell Davies, who is adjudged a Romantic composer for these purposes – as are Tippet, Tobias Picker, &c) music when:

Writing
0(0.0%)
Editing my own work
0(0.0%)
Editing another's work
0(0.0%)
Proofing my own work
0(0.0%)
Proofing another's work
0(0.0%)

I listen primarily to ... opera when:

Writing
1(50.0%)
Editing my own work
0(0.0%)
Editing another's work
0(0.0%)
Proofing my own work
0(0.0%)
Proofing another's work
0(0.0%)

I listen primarily to ... sacred music when:

Writing (soli Deo gloria)
2(50.0%)
Editing my own work
0(0.0%)
Editing another's work
0(0.0%)
Proofing my own illuminated MS
1(25.0%)
Proofing another's rubricated capitals
0(0.0%)

I listen primarily to ... Celtic music or anything else on Radio Scotland's 'Travelling Folk' when:

Writtin
1(25.0%)
Eeediting m' ain worrk
0(0.0%)
Eediting fer anither
0(0.0%)
Proofing my ain bit paper
0(0.0%)
Proofing anither's
0(0.0%)

I listen primarily to ... swing or trad jazz when:

Writing
0(0.0%)
Editing my own charts, cat
0(0.0%)
Editing another's work
0(0.0%)
Proofing my own work
0(0.0%)
Proofing another's work
0(0.0%)

I listen primarily to ... other jazz when:

Writing
0(0.0%)
Editing my own work
0(0.0%)
Editing another's work
0(0.0%)
Proofing my own work
0(0.0%)
Proofing another's work
0(0.0%)

I listen primarily to ... other music I will note in a comment when:

Writing
0(0.0%)
Editing my own work
0(0.0%)
Editing another's work
0(0.0%)
Proofing my own work
0(0.0%)
Proofing another's work
0(0.0%)

I listen primarily to ... blest silence, i.e., nothing, when:

Writing
1(12.5%)
Editing my own work
0(0.0%)
Editing another's work
0(0.0%)
Proofing my own work
0(0.0%)
Proofing another's work
0(0.0%)

I make exceptions under these circumstances:

Drabbles
1(20.0%)
Dialogue-laden pieces
1(20.0%)
Media fandom where ‘voice’ is as much actorial as literary
1(20.0%)
Other circs as per comment
1(20.0%)
 
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tekalynn From: tekalynn Date: February 16th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I should say that I adore opera, but don't generally listen to it when writing, because I'll be so involved in the opera that I can't think about focusing on writing. Either that, or I'll find I've transcribed the Immolation Scene without realizing it.
tekalynn From: tekalynn Date: February 16th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aside from avoiding opera, I do binge on non-English language music when writing (sometimes). Because of current obsessions, I usually listen to Portuguese-language music, but it can vary. I wrote pretty much all of "Clipped Wings" with two Legião Urbana songs on repeat, which the acoustic version of "Indios" and an instrumental whose name I can't recall at the moment, something like "Order of the Templars".

I deliberately listened to the Bach D minor Partita for solo violin while writing "Chaconne", for obvious reasons. The story had one chapter per movement, with the mood of each dance movement providing the theme for the chapters. What I hadn't expected was how the violinist's interpretation of the piece profoundly affected how the story was written. I listened to a very Romantic interpretation, and that led to a more forceful narrative style and character dialogue than would have been the case in a more "authentic" recording.
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serriadh From: serriadh Date: February 16th, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like Baroque and counterpoint-y type things generally when writing and editing - but not if it has words. Something about the regularity of it allows me to tune in and out depending how the word's going. Romantic music can work, depending what I'm doing, but I have to be careful listening to it when writing because it tends to suggest it's own story more than the baroque.
earth_magic From: earth_magic Date: February 16th, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I haven't answered the poll because I don't listen to music when doing any of the above. I have the tv on *sighs*, not really a good idea. BUT I did go through a time when I listened to music or the radio and thinking back, this was probably a much more fruitful time.

Hmmm, maybe I will have to try it again.
magic_at_mungos From: magic_at_mungos Date: February 16th, 2008 11:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
This poll is too difficult. I listen to what gets played on my ITunes or is being discussed on F Live at that moment in time. And as my I tunes is filled with a little bit of most things, it can be fun trying to remember what I was listening to when writing. Although I have been on a Johnny Cash kick over the last few months.
tree_and_leaf From: tree_and_leaf Date: February 17th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I generally try to avoid music where the lyrics are too intrusive, but I do sometimes listen to music in German to get me into gear for writing in the old tombstone language when I have to do so. That tends to be for academic or administrative purposes rather than for fandom or creative activity, though.
froganon From: froganon Date: February 19th, 2008 04:33 am (UTC) (Link)

hi


It's a righteous poll. Though in my case I don't listen to any music when involved in writing/editing activities.

Housework: classical
Driving: Jimmy Buffett
Meditating: various depending on the purpose and sometimes none
Fighting the blues: reggae or any fast upbeat music

spike
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