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.”