Auerion and I were speaking the other night, and we asked ourselves: “What would our character’s life sound like?” We wondered: What would their theme song sound like? What would they hear as they rode into battle? What songs to they sing? What do they dance to? What kind of music surrounds them in their homeland? And what reminds them of home? What do they hear while they worship? What do they hear when they mourn? And any other number of sounds and songs they might encounter in their lives.
Lately, I’ve been posting a few YouTube videos up on my blog of music which I like to listen to, and music which reminds me of Ari. So I thought it might be nice to continue the trend and post up the playlist of Ari’s life. No doubt the playlist will grow as I come across new songs. And I promise to not just pull from Tolkien and call it “done”!
So here’s my playlist thus far, along with what I would rename the song to suit Ari (and maybe even an explanation for why I picked the song). Realize that some of it is merely interpretive to help convey a mood, and might not actually be music of the Elvish variety (for example, I’m pretty sure that Elves don’t have access to synthesizers). And it should probably just be pretended that the music is in Elvish, not English (or Irish, since I’m considering that, too). In any case, enjoy!