Soul Cleansing MusicMarch 4, 2008
I am feeling worn out this week- being a night owl is a great thing during the weekend but during the week when working hours have to be observed it is a damn struggle. It was also a busy week last week with three gigs and the Awards so I need some down time.
When I am feeling like this I do what some people do and go back their old comfort music…which in my case is very old…as in classical. This may come as a surprise for those of you who know how much I love the chords of Karen O and a liking for a band named after an airfield in Germany!
What I need is not just something that will clear out the head but will reach deep down into the soul with a resonance that will still things in the heart. It’s not just any classical music I am talking about either; it has to have themes and instruments that have the power to do this which for me is usually the viola, cello and oboes. I especially love the sound of oboes and it would probably explain my addiction to reedy high pitched voices and falsettos in modern day groups.
So just a few examples of what I am listening to tonight- I am not actually listening to them in YouTube but will throw these up since I never ripped any of the classical cd’s.
Telemann Oboe Concerto’s
Vivaldi’s Cello Sonatas
And actually something on a larger scale…
Holst- The Planets- Mars Bringer of War