Today I wrote my first ASMR music piece – right here. The piece is full of some of (in my opinion) the calmest sounds, including rain sounds, pencil writing, and gingerly tapping on a wooden board. I accompanied these sounds with a night-themed, subdued synth piano line.
My main questions are:
Do the ASMR sounds retain their relaxing properties when embedded with music?
Do the emotions that are aroused with music harmoniously combine with the type of emotions typically aroused by ASMR videos (that is to say, calm, relaxed, safe)? Or do they clash, preventing the listener from sinking into the ASMR sounds and fully relaxing?
I will continue to experiment with this music and explore these questions next time…