Play it again, Samantha…

Had a really interesting discussion yesterday morning up at Glyndwr about music and art – or more specifically, about music and artists.

How many of us listen to music while we work? How important is it what kind of music we listen to? Does different kind of music inspire us to work in particular ways? How do we listen to our music – out loud, on headphones, via the radio? Do we listen to music when we work that we don’t listen to at any other time? Do we feel that music shapes our work? What about viewing art while listening to music? How does that shape our understanding of and appreciation of what we’re looking at? What about music and art? How many of us include music or sound as an integral part of our work? What difference might it make if we don’t… but did? What about “suggested playlists” for viewing our work? Book authors sometimes make suggestions for playlists, and musicians sometimes suggest reading lists – but I’m not aware of visual artists making similar connections.

Anyway, fascinating discussion – no conclusions reached, but plenty of ideas generated. I can feel a playlist coming on…

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