What is musical fiction?
So what is musical fiction? In theory, musical fiction is any work of fiction that somehow refers to an existing song or musician. Some authors who have tried this genre are Don DeLillo (Great Jones Street), Roddy Doyle (The Commitments), Robert Dunn (Pink Cadillac), and my personal favourite, Nick Hornby (High Fidelity). In practice, however, it can be any kind of fiction that refers to or is inspired by music.
How should I read these short stories?
People often ask me how they “should read” the short stories I write. Well there’s no general rule. But I personally always listen to the song first, then (if I deem the song worthy enough) I watch the music video. If the video fits the song perfectly, I try to honour this piece by writing a story to it. So maybe, this order might work for you too.
You can also read the short story first and then watch the video, but I wouldn’t suggest it. If anything, the video is often far better.
Where can I find more information on the artists?
If you want to learn more about the director, you just click on their names below each music video. You’re then redirected to their portfolios. A lot of them have some awesome other work, so I definitely encourage you to check that out.
For more music of the musicians involved, click the YouTube- or Vimeo-link and you’ll be redirected, in most cases, to their home channel.
Occasionally you’ll also find links within a short story. If you click those, you’ll be redirected to more information on the subject the term refers to (obviously). Usually, this will involve either an over-intellectualised term or a TED talk.
Note that I am not in any way associated with these artists. I just write stuff inspired by their work.
Why do you write fiction inspired by music?
Well, I like music. And I like writing. And so basically I needed a playground where I could further develop my writing skills.
So what will you find here? Exactly, fictional thoughts on existing music videos. And the cool thing is, because of the fiction thingy, they don’t even have to be my own. Are they thoughts? Are they fiction? Not important. They’re just writings.