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Thread poster: lingomania
lingomania
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Apr 16, 2007

Since I'm new to this site and forum, I'd like to know what kind of music translators listen to/like and why. I'm a music fanatic myself and I really like rock and psychedelic music (nothing to do with drugs) because I find that it helps me to concentrate on my work apart from the joy of listening of course. Thank you.

Robert


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Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
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Already asked... Apr 17, 2007

...a lot of times here, but there you are:

Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Peter Gabriel, Doors, Sting, Sinéad O'Connor and so one, for good rock.

Jacques Brel, Georges Brassens, Yves Montand, and so one, for french.

Piano concerts from Beethoven and so on for classic.

Tin-Tan, Piporro, Café Tacuba, El Tri, Rockdrigo and so on for mexican music.

No pop music allowed around here, sorry. (Beatles included)

But, maybe with age, I can't work with music anymore.


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Francina  Identity Verified
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Music Poll Apr 17, 2007

Hi Robert,
Welcome to Proz. There was a poll at the beginning of the year you might be interested in reading. http://www.proz.com/topic/62594?start=0&float=
Francina


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Heike Behl, Ph.D.  Identity Verified
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Irish Traditional Music Apr 17, 2007

Which I can hardly ever listen to while I work because it's hard to sit still when listening to that kind of music. It's dance music after all.

Also, I play Irish music myself and if I hear a great tune I have to drop everything, grab my fiddle and play! Very disruptive (the work, that is!).


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Anything that is fast Apr 17, 2007

lingomania wrote:
Since I'm new to this site and forum, I'd like to know what kind of music translators listen to/like and why.


When I'm working, I need good 80s music with good harmonies (but that applies to most 80s stuff anyway, unlike some modern "music") and a lively beat. At other times, my musical tastes defy classification.


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Henk Peelen  Identity Verified
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Bluegrass Apr 17, 2007

I like music with "contrabass / string bass instead of percussion", especially Bluegrass.

However, yesterday I was editing the video's I made when the Israel army band, Tzahal (modern version of King David's singers circa 1000 BC), some time ago were performing in churches in Belgium and The Netherlands. I put some songs on the tube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4GWN-MTI8g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMaBoTFc6HE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3O2VKNvZWc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgLi5jPmhMs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZAMmB_TzzA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqew6pRUNfo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zCcfYZY_j0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2FzPEQTKuI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_BrEfGlGgo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72JQ9ByTQ2I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9x4rqAeU6M



[Bijgewerkt op 2007-04-17 19:32]


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Sean Linney  Identity Verified
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Brian Eno's ambient music Apr 17, 2007

When I’m working I can only listen to music without lyrics, as anything with words would be too intrusive. Brian Eno’s ambient albums are just about perfect. They are calming, interesting and strange in places but they don’t interfere with your concentration.

As Eno himself says in the liner notes to ‘Music for Airports’: ‘Ambient Music must be able to accommodate many levels of listening attention without enforcing one in particular; it must be as ignorable as it is interesting.’

As well as ‘Music for Airports’, I’d also recommend ‘Music for Films’ and ‘Apollo Atmospheres & Soundtracks’.


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Teresa Bento  Identity Verified
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You're so right! Apr 17, 2007

Heike Behl, Ph.D. wrote:

Which I can hardly ever listen to while I work because it's hard to sit still when listening to that kind of music. It's dance music after all.

Also, I play Irish music myself and if I hear a great tune I have to drop everything, grab my fiddle and play! Very disruptive (the work, that is!).



The Irish/Celtic music vibe is contagious. You can't sit still! I also love it and play it. I'm a self-taught tin whistler and I'm in this band... I love Irish traditional players as well as those from Galicia but I'm mad about the Corrs, for blending those tunes with pop/rock/electronic rhythms.

Cheers!


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Orla Ryan  Identity Verified
Ireland
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Rock chick Apr 17, 2007

This is very interesting to see about Irish trad. I would never have thought it would be the tune of choice for translators
I don't really listen to it myself, but I like The Waterboys, Planxty and "An Dearg Doom" by Horslips.

Normally, I would listen to mash-ups, 80s (especially Depeche Mode/The Cure), Garbage, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and U2. I also like Metallica's S&M album (the one with the San Francisco orchestra).

It really depends what mood I'm in

Orla


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Juliana Starkman  Identity Verified
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depends on mood of course Apr 17, 2007

Since I found a decent link that doesn't crash on me every 2 seconds, I listen to the Israeli radio station I've listened to since I was 17, but sitting in Toronto. It's a mix, but on Friday afternoons they play melancholy songs that force me to keep tissues by the computer.
Otherwise, Les Yeux Noirs at the moment! They are also a danger, since they are hard to sit still to...


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Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
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here... Apr 17, 2007

http://www.proz.com/topic/44253

Personally, I like Doom Metal...

Giovanni


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Mohammad Reza Razaghi  Identity Verified
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Blues of course, and much more! Apr 17, 2007

I believe the most touching kind of music is BLUES.

I love Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Mayall, Gary Moore and so on.

Regarding the other genres, I would say Camel, Lynyrd Skynyrd, UFO, John Mc Laughlin and Jethro Tull, just to mention some.

And of course the divine music of BACH!!

Cheers!

M. Razaghi


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ulla2608  Identity Verified
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Depends... Apr 17, 2007

I love to hear music when I'm working, but it depends on the type of work and, of course, on my personal mood. If the work is very difficult I prefer baroque music (Bach, Vivaldi, Albinoni, ...) Rock Ballades (Scorpions and so on) or Leonhard Cohen. If the work is not so difficult, I enjoy any kind of rock music, german folk-rock (Schandmaul), some kind of gothic metal (Within Temptation)

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Ritu Bhanot  Identity Verified
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Silence Apr 17, 2007

I don't listen to any music when I'm working because I tend to get lost in the lyrics... trying to figure out different meanings of the same words... this reduces my productivity.

But sometimes when I listen to music while working (very rarely) it's the series that's called music of rivers (soundscape series http://www.music-today.com/allinseries.phtml?series_id=321&genere_id=7&prod_id=)

Another favourite is Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia's Moonlight Moods.

But I like listening to these only when I am free... and can enjoy music rather than just let it go.


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lingomania
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Metal in Italy Apr 17, 2007

Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL wrote:

http://www.proz.com/topic/44253

Personally, I like Doom Metal...

Giovanni


Hi Giovanni. In the last 20 odd years I've been working in Italy, I found that "metal" and all affinities are picking up real well.

[Edited at 2007-04-17 16:12]


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