Listening To Nature’s Music

Interested readers ought to search out recent recordings of the Catalogue by Haakon Austbö (Naxos ), the “Livre Du Saint-Sacrement” by Hans-Ola Ericsson (BIS 491; also contains 24 birdsong recordings), and the “Oiseaux exotiques” and different pieces by Yvonne Loriod (Koch-Schwann ). There are many other good recordings additionally obtainable of relevant works by this influential composer.

Elizabeth Eva Leach, Sung Birds: Music, Nature, And Poetry In The Later Middle Ages. Ithaca, N.y., A…

The anthropologist and ethnologist Claude Lévi-Strauss draws consideration of linguists to the structured ‘uncooked’ emotive power of music (beyond what words could also be ‘cooked’ to say). Pulse – a regular succession via time of discrete actions (which can, for example, be used to create sound for music, or to create motion with music – dance) utilizing our felt sense of acting which enables the ‘future-creating’ predictive process by which a person might anticipate or create … Read More