By Steven Brown, Björn Merker, Nils L. Wallin
What organic and cognitive forces have formed humankind's musical habit and the wealthy worldwide repertoire of musical constructions? what's tune for, and why does each human tradition have it? What are the common positive aspects of track and musical habit throughout cultures? during this groundbreaking publication, musicologists, biologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, psychologists, neuroscientists, ethologists, and linguists come jointly for the 1st time to ascertain those and comparable concerns. The ebook could be considered as representing the beginning of evolutionary biomusicology--the learn of so as to give a contribution significantly to our figuring out of the evolutionary precursors of human track, the evolution of the hominid vocal tract, localization of mind functionality, the constitution of acoustic-communication indications, symbolic gesture, emotional manipulation via sound, self-expression, creativity, the human affinity for the religious, and the human attachment to tune itself.
Contributors: Simha Arom, Derek Bickerton, Steven Brown, Ellen Dissanayake, Dean Falk, David W. Frayer, Walter Freeman, Thomas Geissmann, Marc D. Hauser, Michel Imberty, Harry Jerison, Drago Kunej, François-Bernard Mâche, Peter Marler, Björn Merker, Geoffrey Miller, Jean Molino, Bruno Nettl, Chris Nicolay, Katharine Payne, Bruce Richman, Peter J. B. Slater, Peter Todd, Sandra Trehub, Ivan Turk, Maria Ujhelyi, Nils L. Wallin, Carol Whaling.
"This e-book presents the root for a brand new knowing of song fuelled by way of the go back to a few of the unique matters of musicologists following a hiatus of part a century." - Robert Reigle, Resonance