In a recent book aimed at a general public, Dutch music cognition pioneer
Henkjan Honing presents current scientific evidence for the thesis that the
basic cognitive skills that we put to work when perceiving and reacting to music
are innate, rather than skills that we acquire through learning.
Such findings are of course of obvious interest also within the more general (maybe or maybe not) context of 'sound art', 'odd music', 'phonography' etc ...
Once again, this is a pretty long post. But I'm sure you will find it worth your
while ... It'll kick-start you off into the new decade with a bit of rhythm and
some auditory perspective.
And ("the way I see it, Barry ...") about how one day long gone we landed within
Music is here to remind us...
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Have a great year!