I'm fascinated by music's transportive qualities - the ability to transport or cause transports. And while I often think of the emotional aspect - how music can move your emotional state - today i'm more intrigued by its ability to 'virtually" transport you across the globe.
I'm on a Joonas Wideniu kick at the moment - I'm vibing on his blend of flamenco and Scandinavian grooves and am finding it excellent music to write to. This particular track comes from his 2016 album Fantasía Andaluza - and while my body is typing this in Los Angeles, my mind is somewhere on the southern Spanish coast, eating tapas and not thinking about the future.
Essay writing is particularly suitable for this kind of music - well - the kind of music that transports you to a place. Seriously - if you happen to be taking Spanish or writing about Spain - southern Spain in particular - having this on in the background is going to create a great environment to work in. Every country and often time region has its own sound - finding longer form instrumental tracks from those places can have a hug impact on how you write.
So - Spanish students - you should definitely take this out for a spin!
You can learn more about Joonas Widenius here:
About the Curator: Andrew McCluskey
The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the dark forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top. They would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.
Although I've always played, I haven't always been a musician. Most of my twenties were spent working with people, buying and selling and learning how the world works. It was in my thirties that I came to America and focused on music and began to develop music2work2.