Writing Playlist

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Everyone has their own routines or rituals to stimulate the creative process. Whether it is a preference of standing up or lying down whilst writing, taking countless shower breaks, drinking vodka and chain-smoking as you write, or turning on the hoover as background noise1, everyone has their quirks and crutches they depend on to write. One of my personal necessities for writing is listening to music. Very specific, carefully selected music. My friend—and writing-buddy—and I have been developing a writing playlist for something over a year, which we update frequently and actively try to improve. This is a small selection of this playlist, which will hopefully be inspiring or otherwise a useful addition to your own creative process. Enjoy!

  1. “Opening Titles” – The Cinematic Orchestra

  2. “We Move Lightly” – Dustin O’Halloran

  3. “Grizzly Man” – Rockettothesky

  4. “Opening Piece” – Lavinia Meijer/Philip Glass

  5. “Solo” – Ludovico Einaudi

  6. “Soda” – The Cinematic Orchestra

  7. “Night” – Ludovico Einaudi

  8. “Any Other Name” – Thomas Newman

  9. “Mhysa” – Ramin Djawadi

  10. “Arrival of the Birds” – The Cinematic Orchestra

1See Mason Currey’s Daily Rituals: How Artists Work (Pan Macmillan, 2014) for more daily routines of famous creative people.

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