How Does Music Tie into Our Health, Wellness, and Wellbeing?
A non-scientific look at music and what it can evoke.
When I write, my preferred music is a combination of movie scores, classical (mostly Russian composers), and some new-agey stuff.
About 3 or 4 years ago, my iPod died. Though it might be able to be resurrected, I’ve never bothered.
Then, about a year ago, my MacBook died. On it was all that music — and though it’s been backed up to a couple of places, it’s been a real challenge trying to access it.
Enter the wonders of Amazon music. With this came the option for “Stations”. Among these, I’ve found various movie score composer options.
While this has been a real boon, much to my chagrin, they all have the same orchestrations among them. Also, some of what gets mixed in there just defies logic.
Today, it dawned on me. My wife and I have created multiple playlists in Amazon Music. Perhaps I should recreate my beloved Writer’s Mix which has been absent since the loss of my iPod and MacBook.
Oh, and I could add some of the new stuff those composers’ stations opened me to.
The joy in the rediscovery of so much music I’ve not had in the background for months is almost indescribable.
Like old friends reunited
When I worked at my friend’s spa and retail store, we had a bunch of new-age music. Among the artists was David Arkenstone.
Arkenstone’s music is very theatrical. And I found it perfect to write to. And after a long search — I found all the albums I loved and added them to my new revised Writer’s Music playlist.
When the first of these pieces played, I felt like I was renewed. I didn’t realize just how much I missed this.
Music is so very powerful. And its ability to evoke both thought and feeling often gets ignored. Yet there it is.
How many movies and TV shows have subtle music that stirs anger, fear, concern, joy, and every other emotion you can imagine? It’s often so well blended into the scenes we are visually focused on that we lose touch with how the music is adding depth and character…