Musical Rooms

November 6, 2007

About Musical Rooms

Filed under: Interviews,Music,Musical Rooms Series — by Sinéad Gleeson @ 7:10 am

musicalroomsI’ve always been fascinated with the spaces that people choose to be creative in. Whether that’s scribbling in a notebook on the bus or locking yourself away in a little annex of your home in a bid to find your muse, creative spaces fascinate me. Another contributing factor to my curiosity is the fact that there’s a recording studio at the end of our garden, a place where many people’s ideas have been brought to life. Why do we choose the spaces we do to tap into our creativity? Why do some people need the inspiration of a view, while others find a window distracting? Are these spaces only frequented at night, and are they somewhere musicians escape to with clockwork discipline or only when inspired? So to get some answers, I thought I’d start a series on the blog to ask musicians about the spaces they work in, so I hope it’ll be of interest to regular readers and new visitors.

The piece will (hopefully) be accompanied by a photo submitted by the musician that captures their space.

First up, it’s King Creosote. After that, pieces will appear fairly regularly and there’s some interesting folk lined up.

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  1. Our band recorded a demo in a lovely little studio in Kells a couple of years ago with a view into a normal, everyday back garden, complete with a kitchen window and the engineers mam making cups of tea.

    It was brilliant. Couldn’t have felt more at ease.

    Comment by OneForTheRoad — November 7, 2007 @ 11:45 pm |Reply

  2. I know that studio in Kells! Who was the engineer?

    Tell me more about this band…

    Comment by Sinead — November 8, 2007 @ 11:47 am |Reply

  3. That studio is belong to Martin Quinn, a great producer and engineer! A band I play in, the Deaf Animal Orchestra, have recorded there many a time and it’s a great place. Last time we were up there I spent almost an hour watching a kitten chasing leaves in the wind whilst waiting for the drummer to do his thing.

    Comment by Joseph Harney — December 21, 2007 @ 8:37 pm |Reply

  4. checkout ..lizsts organ room at the weimar…new york public library…kev

    Comment by kev — March 17, 2008 @ 12:58 am |Reply

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  19. What a brilliant idea! It would make a nice book, including photos of the bands.

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