As one of my tasks for self study I have been using my Spotify as much as I can.
Ihave introduced more music to my rehearsal room in school and even just having it on in art lesson as an incentive for kids to feel rewarded for working quietly is quite a boon.
The function I like on the Spotify app has to be when you type in an artist, is that it also makes other suggestions. Some I may have heard of or haven’t listened to in a long time and it is great to be reminded of them and their tracks but what is really great is the artists I would probably never had heard of.
So my list of people that have now been downloaded onto my device include the following . Please feel free to check them out. There a number of soundtracks already I find myself listening to in a light of how I could use this in a performance, or would this be a great track to use along side the building blocks.
Kate Rusby, very folky
Sara Barielles. ‘She used to be mine’ is a gorgeous track
Ingrid Michalelson, Kate Nash, Fiona Apple, A Fine Frenzy, Feisty… all recommended because I do like a bit of Regina Spektor
listened last night to a play list because I like Richard Hawley and the following artists too are worth a listen: King Creosote ( bats in the Attic)
Flo Morrissey,Jessica Hoop, C Duncan, Slow Club…. and I have only just gotten started.