I need repetitive music for optimal brain function.
January 20, 2014 9:28 AM Subscribe
Based on my limited cues, can you recommend more music to help my poor ADHD brain focus?
posted by elsietheeel to Media & Arts (26 answers total) 46 users marked this as a favorite
There can be loud noises near my desk and I often have to resort to music in headphones to drown out the ambient noise (earplugs are insufficient). The music that works best is minimalist and/or repetitive, and if there are vocals they should be mostly repetitive as well.
I generally choose Philip Glass (Einstein on the Beach, Akhnaten, North Star, Glassworks, Orion, etc) or recent releases by Sparks (Lil' Beethoven mostly, Hello Young Lovers and Exotic Creatures of the Deep occasionally). But I'm getting a little bored...
I am familiar with other well-known minimalist composers: Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Michael Nyman, etc, etc. However, nothing that I've listened to by them has hit the right notes (ha. ha. ha.) or has met my brain's needs.
I've got a Spotify subscription so links to there are cool, otherwise just give me a name and/or a composition and I'll look it up. Thanks!