The Friday Fishwrap Goes For A Song

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”
~Victor Hugo

Writing may be a solitary endeavour, but rarely is it a silent one, not even when you’re sitting in a great library. The sights, scents and sounds of books and of people going about their individual endeavours colours ones sense in a way that sitting in your favourite room, listening to music can rarely do.

While I’ve never been a fan of having music blasting in my ears as I write, sitting on a hill overlooking an outdoor amphitheatre while a concert is underway or at the back of the room in a nightclub while the musical entertainment for the evening performs… the sights, sounds and scent of the world adds far more colour and texture to the words I would put on the page than if I were simply staring at a computer screen or page of a notebook.

There is a lot to be said for music. As a musician, I know that the range of emotions I can express with my voice or musical instruments are far greater than those I can using words on a page, and I also know the creative effect of the emotions music can invoke in writers, artists and other musicians.

And so, today, we present a little musical interlude from Caldera. I hope you enjoy it and I wish you a great weekend.

If you’re not behind on your deadlines, get out and listen to a live performance. It will change the way you listen to music… and the way you write.

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About Gwendolyn McIntyre

Author, editor, businesswoman, musician, lover of jazz and horses. Chief investigator of all things that go BUMP in the night.
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2 Responses to The Friday Fishwrap Goes For A Song

  1. Mike Keyton says:

    Thanks for the link, Gwen. Really enjoying it. What music do you play? I used to be in an Irish band – the mandolin player – though I later graduated to an Octave Mandola, which has a lovely bass sound

    • Mike;

      Trumpet and cornet are my primary instruments but I also play fluegelhorn, french horn and I can find my way round a piano pretty well.

      I play in a jazz/swing big band made up of “business professionals” who still love to play and “semi-pro’s” who gig wherever they can.

      We do a lot of the 1920’s-1940’s era tunes.

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