About the Blog

What if mermaids wore suspenders?
What if the White Rabbit played an Olympic sport?
What if music could take you on an adventure?

This blog explores creativity and imagination, primarily through books but also with a touch of classical music.  When I write about classical music, it’s always from the eyes of a book-lover.  I’ve recently discovered that classical music has a lot in common with books, and can, as a result, be really appealing to people like you and me–if you understand it, that is (and I didn’t for years, even as a music major in college!).  So that’s one of my goals: to maybe contribute to your very own classical music “aha!” moment.

Anyway, some things you can expect here:

1) Imagining book characters in new situations

2) Pairing songs with classic literature that has a similar theme or story

3) Telling stories to go along with classical music*

And who knows what else.

Hope you enjoy, and thanks for reading!

*As a quick note, I don’t pretend that classical music needs an explicit story to be interesting or compelling. But I do think in many cases hearing stories makes the music easier to understand and enjoy, besides giving it a new and often intriguing interpretation.

33 thoughts on “About the Blog

    • I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! 🙂 Right now I’ve posted about Anna Karenina through the music of Grieg and 1984 through the music of John Cage, but others will definitely be posted in the future! Thanks for reading!!

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  1. Hi Aubrey, what an intriguing title for a blog! And also the concept of mixing characters from different books, Think you’ve found a niche 🙂 I listen to all types of music (and yes, I’m a frustrated musician) but when I write, either fiction or poetry, I listen to classical as words get in the way. Once I’ve finished the first draft, I can then play something with lyrics in for every other draft. I like to sing when I’m editing, as long as the neighbours are out 🙂

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    • Thank you! I’m glad I found your blog. It looks refreshingly unique!!

      I’ve become really excited about the connections between music and literature over the past year or so, so it’s been great to share those ideas with others and learn from them, too. That’s interesting about your writing style! I don’t write a whole lot but when I do I tend to do it in silence. It’s interesting–I tend not to translate onto paper when I imagine stories and get inspired by music, but I’ve been meaning to try it! I am also a big fan of singing, so I can relate to that. 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

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    • Haha thank you so much!! I’m really enjoying your blog, too! Especially all of the black and white photos…great touch. I hope you continue to enjoy and I look forward to reading more of your posts, too!

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