Biomusicality Physiology outline - Humanities 151...

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Biomusicality (outline) MUSIC BY ANIMALS? Communication? Learned or Genetic? Mozart’s Starling The Elephant Orchestra MUSIC FROM ANIMALS Vivaldi and Mozart “Compositions” taken from whales, bird song, etc MUSIC FOR ANIMALS Orpheus legends and Bremen town musicians Do classical cows give more milk? Do rocking mice commit murder? HUMANS AND OTHER ANIMALS? What do we have in common? What separates us? What difference does it make? “The Dollar Bill Test” THE SINGING NEANDERTHALS Mithen’s theory Music and Language: Is there a difference? The Hmmmmmmm Theory CAVE ART VIDEO : SR WENDY at Lascaux: Who painted the caves, and why? Does art get “better”? PICS : CAVE ART IMAGES From French Magazine, Science et Avenir (Science and the Future) , July 1997 Thesis: These were magic symbols, part of shamanistic rituals Where: Caves at Lascaux, in deepest, darkest recesses of cave; caves at Drakensberg, Natal, South Africa; Cosquer grotto What: figures of animals, men, man-animals When: sometime around 10,000 b.c.
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