So I’m going through a phase where the words aren’t exactly coming easy - shocker Huh?! I bet none of you have ever experienced anything like it.
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When I find myself in this place it’s all about starting - no matter what comes out, I have to sit - open the window and begin typing and eventually things start to flow. It doesn’t always work straight away - last week’s write up on the Music to grieve To list took me four days of slogging through it - but I’m glad I did as I’m rather happy with the end result.
In this space I’m looking for short form repetitive drone music - something that delivers an instantly recognizable theme and repeats fairly quickly. I can immediately associate the music with the process of “beginning” of “starting” - I’m not looking for something long form that I can get lost in - it’s purely about the cognitive cue to break inertia and get rolling.
I’ve had Meditation on my candidates list since the middle of June and it’s never felt right until this week - and that’s probably ‘cos it’s only the last week or so where I’ve been struggling. I’d kept it on there as I knew it had a function but couldn’t work out what it was - until today.
So here we are - if you’re struggling to get started and looking for a musical assist - take these 3 minutes 18 seconds of music out for a spin - stick it on repeat until those bell tones create the perfect environment to start writing…
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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.
As a psychology graduate I studied how sound affects human performance.
As a musician I compose instrumental music that stimulates your brain but doesn't mess with your language centers, leaving you free to be creative and brilliant without distraction.
As the founder of musicto I’m on a mission to inspire a global audience of music lovers and artists through the development of people powered playlists.