Monday, November 14, 2005

Scores

I enjoy listening to movie scores while I'm doing something that requires concentration. I first did this during high school when I'd do homework or projects, but I haven't done it in a very long time. This morning I queued up the score for Jurassic Park, Independence Day and Alien 3. There's something about some of them that makes me very focused, but I have to listen from the beginning and in the right order or it just doesn't make sense to me. Scores composed by John Williams are the best. Hey, I didn't realize he did the compositions for "The Terminal" and the Harry Potter movies! Interesting. I also really like Thomas Newman (American Beauty and Pay It Forward, among others).

I do the same thing with classical music, but I don't have a big classical selection.

6 Comments:

Anonymous said...

We need to talk music. i've got several personal recommendations, classical and non-mainstream. IM me!

Aaron said...

It has begun. The holiday music scene is upon us all!

Bonnie said...

My current work-listening choice is Bela Fleck - Perpetual Motion. Feels like classical, but with a twist. :) Similar reasoning as the movie scores, I guess. I need to put more non-vocal music on my iPod - listening to music with words really screws me up when I'm working (especially considering my line of work) but instrumental really does seem to help me focus.

Aaron said...

Mrs. Kraft trained my brain to require Enya whenever I write. I used that music all through college any time I had to really concentrate. It helps on days like yesterday to smooth out the day.

Bonnie said...

Me too! I've actually been wondering where my Enya CD is... you know, the one i bought freshman year at Baylor because I realized I couldn't write a paper without it...

Anonymous said...

I like just about every soundtrack from Mark Isham (Never Cry Wolf, Crash), and Rachel Portman can write winsome music as well (The Cider House Rules).
Aunt Carol