Listen While You Work

July 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

At the start of a new work week, I like to have my “work” music in order. First I check over on Flowerchild Dwelling for her Music Monday mixes and then NPR’s First Listen to hear upcoming albums. Hana Alireza’s post on Good Tunes to Work to, Part 1 mentions the “state of flow” music can bring, and for that, I turn most often to the following:

1. I got to see Ludovico Einaudi perform live–it was an hour and a half of rest. To sit in a darkened theater, quiet and still, to sit in a roomful of people who have one focus and a thousand different thoughts, to follow this Italian performer up and down the piano was lovely. Listening to songs like “Nuvole Bianche” while I work can quickly bring me back to that feeling.

2. And right after Ludovico must come Helen Jane Long, naturally. Listen to “Porcelain” below.

3. And when I need a bit more driving force to get things done, I put on Escala’s cover of “Palladio.”

Happy working.

 

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