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An impertinent question, arising from 'satiable curtiosity - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
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An impertinent question, arising from 'satiable curtiosity

What music, if any, do you listen to when writing?

 

When editing and proof-reading?

 

Why?

 

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gillyp From: gillyp Date: February 10th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

Impertinent?

Ambient music only. I find it slightly hypnotic; it really helps the creative juices. I find any kind of 'regular' music distracting - it steals my attention; the focus is on listening to the music not on the work I'm doing.
sollersuk From: sollersuk Date: February 10th, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I put the iPod on shuffle. This can produce interesting transitions such as Beethoven to Bowie to Beach Boys via Cajun, Klezmer and Meat Loaf.
velvet_tipping From: velvet_tipping Date: February 10th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
iPod on shuffle is the most fun way to go about it.
sollersuk From: sollersuk Date: February 10th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's useful because I don't get bogged down on any one thing and don't have to think about what to play next!

Mind you, my iPod is weird. Last April 30 on shuffle it played the whole of "Die erste Walpurgisnacht" straight through twice. Think about it and consider the odds.
dessieoctavia From: dessieoctavia Date: February 10th, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
When writing Eroicafic, I often listen to two little-known songs, "Adrift" and "Castle in the Sand", which were recorded for a benefit album a few years back. They're both tragic love songs which to me perfectly embody my concept of From Eroica With Love.
velvet_tipping From: velvet_tipping Date: February 10th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Moggy! I didn't know you were here!

*glomp*
dessieoctavia From: dessieoctavia Date: February 10th, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Haven't been here long. Icon love.
velvet_tipping From: velvet_tipping Date: February 10th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was listening to "Adrift" yesterday :)
fpb From: fpb Date: February 10th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Classical, mostly. It makes my brain work more smoothly.
tekalynn From: tekalynn Date: February 10th, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whatever music works best with the story.
ellie_nor From: ellie_nor Date: February 11th, 2008 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)
No music while writing, editing or proof-reading - it interferes with my concentration.
From: tree_and_leaf Date: February 11th, 2008 12:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I sometimes write listening to music, particularly if I need to block out some other aural distraction, although listening is the wrong term, as once the writing process starts to work I don't consciously hear it. It has to be either purely instrumental, or have words which are either in a language I don't speak, or are not obtrusive. I go through phases as to what - soundtracks tend to be a favourite, particularly Korngold or the Lord of the Rings music; I sometimes also use Bach's instrumental music, but I tend to end up listening it too actively - it's easier to go for something romantic and let it wash over you (though this is an unfair way to use it, really).

I don't listen to anything verbal when editing or proofreading - it gets in the way.
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