I write to music most of the time. I’m always looking for good mood music, stuff that gets in the right space for a piece of writing. Sometimes I will create very specific soundtracks for specific books. Often there is a certain general match between genres of music and writing. For example, when I was working on a historical romance I was listening to a lot of folk music and celtic music.
But what about science fiction? Especially the kind of space oriented stuff I’ve been writing, like the Galactic Consortium. Finding music that fits that story can be a bigger challenge.
Then about a year ago I have the opportunity to hear this electronic violinist at a local coffee shop.
Huge shout to the Ritual Cafe for keeping local music alive!
I bought one of his CDs that night and I have since downloaded others. It’s phenomenal mood music for writing sci-fi, I have discovered. So I would like to share his gift with my blog readers.
The Inter-stellar Whalesong on the Live at the Hilltop CD is my favorite, by the way.
If you enjoy this sample, his website can be found at: