Sometimes in life you come across things that are completely outside anything your own culture has to offer. Sometimes the experience is bad, but other times it’s very, very good. I hope this is one of those times for you. I first came across morin khuur, the mongolian horsehead fiddle, a few years ago. Since
Category Archives: Music Monday
If you’ve listened to my other Music Monday posts, you probably know already that I’m a fan of dubchestral music. Recently I stumbled across Hidden Citizen, whose album Revivals takes 5 classical Beethoven compositions and reworks them into short, but awesome, dubchestral masterpieces. All 5 can be heard on youTube, but if you enjoy them
This is it, NaNoWriMos! We’re on the last stretch, with only three more days after today! It’s the toughest leg of our journey, and I bet you need some inspiration. Well open up your manuscript and get ready, because That’s a Wrap is ten solid minutes of Thomas Bergersen’s ultimate music themes compilations. Although That’s
It seems to me that a lot of us form our musical preferences when we’re growing up. Well, nothing could influence me as much as this track from Mike Oldfield. Despite being relatively obscure, Tubular Bells changed the world of music. It was one of the first albums published by Virgin Records in 1973 and
It’s the first Monday of November, and the first Monday of NaNoWriMo. This is often the point where people begin to trip up and lag behind, and if that’s you, you’re probably pretty stressed out. Well, I’ve got something for that. Chaconne by Robert de Visée is a wonderful piece from 1682, masterfully performed by
An orchestra playing Pink Floyd? Really? Yes! Trust me, I was just as skeptical as you. But let me tell you: what you’re about to listen to, if you choose to do so, may be the single best adaptation of a rock song ever. It takes me soaring in ways that even the original doesn’t,
It’s probably no surprise to you at all that today’s Music Monday is a piece by Two Steps from Hell. I find their music super inspiring, empowering, and motivating. I listen to their stuff and it makes me want to write! Today’s piece, Impossible, includes a very interesting instrument played by the amazing Merethe Soltvedt.
Certain songs on my playlist make me thing of certain characters. Today I’m sharing the song that always makes me think of Maggie from The Horrible Plan of Horace Pickle. Enjoy!
I haven’t done a Music Monday in a little bit, so here’s a beautiful recording by Katy Adelson. This is, apparently, a combination of two songs. I’m not familiar with either of them, and they blend together so smoothly that I didn’t realize it was two different tunes until I read the description (although I
I was researching medieval Spain when I came across this video. It’s a live concert of medieval Spanish music, performed on period instruments. The gentleman who stands up and speaks occasionally is a celebrated expert on historical music of all types, apparently, and has numerous albums. Check it out!