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23 April 2007 @ 09:18 pm
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Hi everyone. Violinist here...I'm also a writer, and I'm wondering: as musicians, what aspect of the musical life would you most like to read about in fiction? there's not a lot of musical/string instrument fiction out there and so I want to fill that gap a bit. Any ideas?
 
 
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Julielivepoetically on April 24th, 2007 03:15 am (UTC)
Hi! You don't know me, but I just recently started looking around for some communities, and stumbled accross this one. So yeah, that said...I'm a writer/musician, too, (all the strings, piano, a little guitar, a little recorder, and singing) and I have an idea for you to write about. I don't know if you've seen the movie "The Red Violin", but in it, there is a Chinese woman who plays the violin for her son, so he will know what one is and what it sounds like before it is taken away from her. Not sure of the details, but I believe in the storyline Chinese citizens could not play any instruments not of Chinese origin, but she had saved hers anyway. I think it would be interesting to read about time periods/countries/what have you, when people were not, for some reason or other, allowed to have their instruments and play them, yet how they keep the music alive anyway, secretly passing it along to the friends and family.

Good luck to you!
Kevinsaxonthebeach on April 24th, 2007 05:09 am (UTC)
They always say that you need to wait for someone to die or retire in order to get a spot in a top orchestra. Perhaps a murder mystery based on that idea?
fluteress on April 24th, 2007 12:19 pm (UTC)
It isn't fiction, but it can read that way: Mozart in the Jungle by Blair Tindall - it's a memoir about her life in music, & the subtitle is "Sex, Drugs & Classical Music." It's like a musician's soap opera, & I enjoyed the book myself even though I don't read a lot of fiction.
The New Bubble Girlbanyangirl1832 on April 24th, 2007 03:20 pm (UTC)
I've read that. I thought it was decent, though nothing special.