Music is attached to every memory I have. I particularly love soundtracks, and the way they can take you out of an average day to somewhere else much more exciting. They have to be listened to with earphones. Either walking, running or travelling. Interstellar got me round 2 hour training runs, Cinematic Orchestra enhanced the visuals of small Mexican towns en route to Tulum, the whole of Alan Partridge Alpha Papa just makes everything better (the Ski Sunday theme is on it), Lost in Translation and Drive are hazy, dreamlike masterpieces.
Of all the composers I love, Hans Zimmer is my favourite. I had a tape of Rainman in 1991 on a school trip to Wales, Gladiator (and Thomas Newman's American Beauty) remind me of my first job in London, only the Thin Red Line fitted the bill after the shock of 9/11, I left a job listening to Man of Steel, and Interstellar just covers everything really, both joy and immense sadness.