Put Some Money in the Jukebox


Today Brain Pickings launches its music-meets-literature venture, Literary Jukebox.

Dubbed “an experiment in cross-pollinating the arts,” Literary Jukebox is a daily project whereby editor Maria Popova handpicks a sentence from a favored work of literature, then selects a piece of music that complements the sentence’s tone. From Popova’s introduction:

“As a lover of both literature and music, I frequently find myself immersed in a passage, with a conceptually related song beginning to play in my mind’s ear. I recently started making such matches more consciously and was quickly drawn into a highly addictive exercise in creative intersections and associations. So I decided to make a little side project out of it.”

Rebecca Rubenstein is the Editor-in-Chief of Midnight Breakfast. When not reading books made of paper, she can be found thinking aloud on Twitter. She resides in San Francisco and maintains a healthy relationship with the fog. Rebecca is Interviews Editor Emeritus for The Rumpus. More from this author →