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Mondays Playlist for Designers

Mar 18, 2024 | Podcast, Social Media

Kickstart Your Monday with a Soulful Piano Collection

Mondays often come with their fair share of challenges, acting as the gatekeeper to a new week full of unknowns.

Enjoy carefully selected piano music to ease your transition from a relaxing weekend to a productive work week. This selection, featuring compositions from film scores and contemporary classical albums, carries the potential to elevate your Monday mood, inspire productivity, and instil a sense of calm amidst the chaos.

Timeless Reflection with Hans Zimmer’s “Time”

Begin your Monday morning with Hans Zimmer’s “Time” from the epic film “Inception.” This piece, with its slow build and powerful crescendos, serves as a reminder that every end marks a new beginning. Let its poignant melody encourage you to take on the week’s challenges with grace and resilience.

Embrace Melancholy with “Mad World”

Transition into Jonas Kvarnström’s rendition of “Mad World,” the haunting melody featured in “Donnie Darko.” Its reflective tone invites you to contemplate the beauty found in life’s quieter moments, providing a gentle nudge to embrace the day’s tasks with a renewed perspective.

A Morning of Beginnings with “Una Mattina”

“Una Mattina” by Ludovico Einaudi is a masterpiece that captures the essence of new beginnings. Allow its gentle ebb and flow to accompany your morning routine, setting a tone of optimism and readiness for whatever the week may bring.

Soul-Stirring Live Performances

Ludovico Einaudi’s “In Un’altra Vita,” performed live at La Scala Concert, adds an element of soulful introspection to your morning. This piece, along with Einaudi’s “Fly,” offers a flight through emotional landscapes, encouraging a sense of freedom and possibility.

Nostalgic Moments with “Comptine d’un autre été”

Maria Paloma’s interpretation of “Comptine d’un autre été” from “Amélie” introduces a touch of nostalgia and whimsy to your day. Its delicate melody serves as a reminder to find joy in the simple things, even on a Monday.

Romantic Serenity with “River Flows in You”

Jonas Kvarnström’s version of “River Flows in You,” often associated with the “Twilight” series, brings a moment of serenity and romance to your morning, reminding you of the love that surrounds us, even in the most mundane moments.

A Journey of Experience

Concluding your morning with “Experience” by Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà might just be the perfect crescendo to kickstart your productivity. This dynamic composition by Ludovico Einaudi is imbued with emotion and energy, propelling you into your week with a sense of purpose and enthusiasm.

The Heart Asks Pleasure First

This piece is one of my all-time favourites. Still remember watching the film in Canberra 93, with my Girlfriend Nicola (now wife) “The Heart Asks Pleasure First” is a piano piece composed by Michael Nyman for the soundtrack of the 1993 film “The Piano.” The composition is characterised by its emotive and expressive melody, which captures a range of emotions related to desire, longing, and the complexity of human emotion. The piece alternates between moments of gentle introspection and passionate intensity, reflecting the film’s themes of love, freedom, and the conflict between societal expectations and personal desires. Through its dynamic range and expressive performance, it has become one of Nyman’s most famous and beloved compositions.

This piano collection is more than just background music; it’s a companion for your Monday mornings, offering solace, motivation, and a deep well of emotional energy to draw from throughout the week. Let each note remind you that every day is a new opportunity for growth and discovery. So, as you sip your morning coffee and plan your week ahead, let these melodies transform your Monday from a day to endure into one to celebrate.

We hope you enjoy. We will be listening alongside while we build out some new website designs right here in Mona Vale on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Have a great week

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