I love music! I love books and I love putting them together, kinda like a soundtrack to a movie! There’s so much music out there though and so many books, how they’re mixed is entirely personal and I’m curious about it.
The Bookworm International Literary Festival is around the corner, doing their part to unite various forms of art ( writing, poetry, music) and I figured it would be a great time to see how these associations are made by other people. So, with the help of the bookworm, we’re putting together a mega giveway mixing both music and literature:
What’s one of your favorite book, who would put together a soundtrack for it and why?
You can win 2 tickets each to the following 3 Events at the Bookworm:
Footnotes: David Thomas Broughton March 11
English folk singer-guitarist David Thomas Broughton‘s performances combine improvisation, unconventional instruments – radios, televisions, natural field recordings and more – with multimedia videos.
Poetry Slam @ 2 Kolegas: March 17
Tim Clare and Luka Lesson bring their unique spin to performance poetry at this showcase event. Despite what you may have heard, poetry is alive and well! Whether you are a fan of hip-hop or comedy, a veteran to the slam poetry scene or a newbie, you’ll be wowed and inspired by this fresh take on a classic. Also joining in the fun: Canadian musician Courtney Wing. This event is also part of the JUE festival.
Translation Slam: Sing Me A Song! March 22
One song. Two translators. Endless possibilities. The chosen translators go head to head, comparing their English translations of a Chinese song and fielding questions from the audience. Join us to see the ins and outs of the translation process and judge if there are some things that are better lost in translation. Brought to you by English Trackers and JUE.
I love “The Witch of Portobello” by Paulo Coelho. I would have Johnette Napolitano ( Concrete Blonde Fame) write the soundtrack for it! Nobody writes passion like Coelho does and nobody sings passion better than Johnette. Her “Sound of a Woman” record, never officially released, fits perfectly. It would be even better if she wrote fresh songs for it.
* The explanation part ( Why) should be more elaborate than ” I’ll use this music because I dig it.” It doesn’t have to be an essay but I expect it to make sense with at least 20 words.
* A Winner will be randomly chosen by putting all the names in hat and pulling one out
* You can post multiple comments. Each one will give you another chance to win
* The Deadline for entry is noon March 9th, 2012
* Bonus: If an entry blows my mind, I might decide to give it an extra prize yet to be determined.