The soundtrack of my work life

Marie Kjær Hansen recently moved in with the planning tool startup Plan Penny. She has a seat in the left wing of Ground Floor and she always works with music in her ears: ”It’s so much of a habit that complete silence drives me crazy.” These are her favorite tracks through the years. 1. Chet … Continue reading The soundtrack of my work life

Marie Kjær Hansen recently moved in with the planning tool startup Plan Penny. She has a seat in the left wing of Ground Floor and she always works with music in her ears: ”It’s so much of a habit that complete silence drives me crazy.” These are her favorite tracks through the years.

1. Chet Baker: My Funny Valentine (1954)
“These days I am doing a lot of drawings in Photoshop, which makes me prefer quiet beats. Baker is old-fashioned cool jazz, suitable for being down in the deep creative layers.”

2. Led Zeppelin: Kashmir (1975)
“I listen to this, when I need to be in power selling-mode, for instance before meeting a possible investor. It’s my ultimate preparation song, but only the first 20 seconds. I’m not a big fan of the vocal.”

3. Guns N’ Roses: Paradise City (1987)
“From 2006 to 2007 I had a flip with Paradise City. I landed my first job within hardcore financial controlling at Tectura, a Navision partner, and I was surrounded by suits. You wouldn’t believe how grey it was everywhere. Having that song in my earphones seemed an act of rebellion.”

4. Massive Attack: Paradise Circus (2010)
”A few years ago I got fired, my relationship ended, and my uncle died: all within months. I went to Paris and thought about life and this song played on the local radio. It’s melancholy fitted my mood. When I listen to it now, I am reminded that nothing can break me. It’s a mental repair track.”

5. Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Recomposed by Max Richter (2012)
”I heard it for the first time in Vega in 2013. While my boyfriend slept, I was sitting there crying out loud. Afterwards I started working to this amazing piece, which is not inaccessible avant-garde at all.”