Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The Power of Music
More and more often, I tend to listen to music when I read books. I try to pick the pieces that, to me, best express - musically - the atmosphere of the book I'm reading. I listen to music while I'm writing, just as I'm doing now.
I discovered that preparing a role over a specific and carefully chosen musical background can give me better insights over the character I'm supposed to play.
Every situation, every place, every real life context has its own perfect soundtrack.
Think of the music they play in gyms. Elton John? Oh, boy, no! They pump iron in there, they need something to help them lift!
You don't put on Rap on a candlelight dinner, do you, just as blues might not be your thing when you're on cloud nine.
Would a movie arouse the same emotions and excitement without a soundtrack?
So, when you write or act, music can indeed be the best way to find the mood you were looking for. A proper soundtrack can really be the ultimate connection between you and your characters!
Do you use music as a part of your artistic creative process?
Does music accompany your writing, your acting, your painting, or your photographing?