‘The Undercover Soundtrack – Tracy Farr’ guest post

Writer, editor and writing blogger and teacher Roz Morris hosts The Undercover Soundtrack series, where she invites writers who use music as part of their creative environment, ‘perhaps to connect with a character, populate a mysterious place, or hold a moment still to explore its depths’. In a post for The Undercover Soundtrack (27 April 2016), I write about some of the music that helped me create my novel The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt.

A low hum runs through this book, the hum of modernity and electronics, the low background hum of the universe; the hum of the theremin.


The soundtrack features Portishead, Yo-Yo Ma, Pere Ubu, Clara Rockmore, Delia Derbyshire, White Noise, David Bowie, PJ Harvey, Patti Smith Group, Sam Hunt with David Kilgour and the Heavy 8s, Armen Ra, The Triffids, JS Bach, Saint-Saëns, Ravel, George Gershwin.