Monday, 9 May 2011

If music be the food of stories...

Picture this:

Me in my car. CD player finishes a track (as it's prone to), and starts on Within Temptation's "All I Need". My thoughts instantly deviate away from the thrilling traffic jam I'm stuck in, and I'm back with the characters in one of my stories.

For me, music fuels my imagination and enhances story sequences. I've lost count of the number of scenes that have sprung from some lyrics or the melody of a tune I've been listening to.

The same goes when I'm reading. How many of you read a chapter of a book and think, THAT song would be perfect for THAT scene? Or watch a book dramatised into a film or TV production, and find a scene much more potent thanks to the tune spun by its wizard of a composer?