I once iterated my writing playlist here, with Mozart’s Requiem topping the list of music. I have found that if all else fails, Mozart’s Requiem will awaken my writing muse, because maybe She is a really morose sort who loves the idea of a Requiem.
The other day, we drove around in the car listening to Mozart’s Requiem. It was a beautiful day, all green and blue, not like the colors of a bruise, but the colors of a newborn Spring landscape. “I write to this music,” I said to my husband, even though I was pretty sure he knew this fact already.
He replied, “It’s the Mozart Effect.”
“The Mozart Effect. Your IQ actually goes up by about five points when you listen to classical music, particularly Mozart.”
Hrm. I pondered the music’s effect on my writing, and what doors Mozart’s music may unlock in my mind. I certainly believed the theory of the intellectual boost for sure, given its effect on my writing. And given my need for a creative boost, I think I’ll listen to some Mozart and see where that choreography leads me.