Here’s another Q+A Question that has been wandering around my mind lately:
I’d like to hear your thoughts on the relationship between music and sex (and sexuality in general) and how you go about finding music for the video soundtracks – you seem to have a very diverse and eclectic set of artists to choose from.
For one, I’m always so happy when people like the kinds of music we use in our videos. They’re definitely not just slapped on there and we take the time to peruse to find what would really work for each film. We use Jamendo, which is an amazing place to find creative commons music.
We tend to stick mostly to the soft, hypnotic side of things, but sometimes we play a bit more with trip hop/hip hop, experimental jazz and even metal for one often-requested title. There are often lyrics that kind of fit the feeling, but instrumentals work quite nicely too when we can’t find anything that both sounds like and is textually relevant to the action.
From time to time, I’ve recorded and shared my own music, including all throughout our DVD. Sometimes that’s the best way of all to have exactly the right music to accentuate the mood, but it’s a lot more labour-intensive.
It’s funny… We don’t listen to music when we shoot, and we don’t often when we have sex either, because I think our intimacy is all the sensuality we need in the moment. But, I think that music fills in that gap of intimacy perfectly when making videos. It adds that swelling feeling, that seduction, that intensity that can never quite perfectly translate from the physical to the purely visual. It adds an extra element of warmth somehow. I think that’s why we see it so important to our filmmaking process.
Hopefully this link will make you giggle, all about the music people have sex to. So, I was wondering… What music would you/do you listen to during sex, and maybe even… What would be on the soundtrack of our videos if you could choose?