June-15th-2012, 03:54 PM
So I'm listening to Marilyn Crispell/ David Rothenberg's ECM album One Dark Night I Left My Silent House, realizing that this is one of those albums I like a LOT more on second listen
Part of my disappointment the first time I listened was realizing that this was not a Crispell/ NED Rothenberg record
But DavidR sounds interesting in his own right, if less fiery and virtuosic
And further digging (the liner notes tell nothing) reveals that he has done extensive work in interspecies music, a topic I play with in a fiction project I'm working on
All new to me, and sounds interesting!
June-15th-2012, 11:26 PM
Monkeys Don’t Go For Music — Unless It’s Made for Them
I find this article a very useful reminder about the nature and limits of aesthetics.
Previous experiments have shown that tamarin monkeys prefer silence to Mozart, and they don’t respond emotionally to human music the way people do. But when a psychologist and a musician collaborated to compose music based on the pitch, tone and tempo of tamarin calls, they discovered that the species-specific music significantly affected monkey behavior and emotional response.
“Different species may have different things that they react to and enjoy differently in music,” said psychologist Charles Snowdon of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who published the paper Tuesday in Biology Letters with composer David Teie of the University of Maryland. “If we play human music, we shouldn’t expect the monkeys to enjoy that, just like when we play the music that David composed, we don’t enjoy it too much.”
June-15th-2012, 11:30 PM
June-16th-2012, 11:47 PM
Just be frank
This book should be pretty interesting. Krause has been involved in sound/music for quite a long time.
The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places