Writing Music: Tick Tock18:39
In preparation for the upcoming July session of Camp NaNoWriMo I’ve been looking for some great new music to help me through this challenge. In particular I’ve been listening to movie soundtracks, which are always excellent for painting moods and emotions. One I’ve been quite enjoying is the soundtrack for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Now, I’ve never seen the movie, but the music is very good at setting the mood of a scene. You can find the whole soundtrack here, but one of the pieces I like best is called Tick Tock.
This piece has quite a dark, threatening sound to it. There is a strong, constant undercurrent of tension throughout this piece accompanied by the ominous ticking of a clock. This would be the perfect piece for a tense situation, such as creeping through the dark in preparation for an attack, or trying to sneak around guards or enemies. The piece builds up dramatically towards the end, which could be good for a fight scene also, not an all-out battle probably, but one on a much smaller scale.