Re: [SCA_BARDS] you might have seen this but...
- Lisa Harmon wrote:
>The BBC had an article on (I think) this flute a while ago. They didn't
> I wonder if they tried to blow it?
play it, but they did make a replica from another prehistoric bone, and
played that. There's a recording:
- So what it really boils down to is music, the work of the lowly bard,
may just be the reason we exist. Hmm... Mon raison d'être? Musique!
If you can walk, then you can dance.
If you can talk, then you can sing.
On Aug 19, 2009, at 4:36 AM, Lutr Ruckstaendewerfer
> Lisa Harmon wrote:
>> I wonder if they tried to blow it?
> The BBC had an article on (I think) this flute a while ago. They
> play it, but they did make a replica from another prehistoric bone,
> played that. There's a recording:
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- Mouth music- word-sounds came first- so it's the music of poetry that came first. þ~
--- On Wed, 8/19/09, Mallye <mallye13@...> wrote:
> So what it really boils down to is
> music, the work of the lowly bard,
> may just be the reason we exist. Hmm... Mon raison d'être?
- Mallye wrote:
> So what it really boils down to is music, the work of the lowly bard,That is not what the article said.
> may just be the reason we exist. Hmm... Mon raison d'Ãªtre? Musique!
Music was only one expression of a behavioral and cognitive distinction
between modern humans and Neanderthals. As was representative art,
sculpture, ornamentation, esthetics applied to practical arts, advanced
technologies including boat-building, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.
While the bardic arts are important, to claim primacy for them in the
human condition is both inaccurate and hubristic. And any bard worthy of
the name knows the penalty for hubris. Right? :-)
"Non nobis solum"
- Yeah, she writes the piece and then hands it to me to perform. It's a crowd
allergy thing so I call her the closet bard. Put me on the boards in front
of a crowd and I'm happier than a pig in slop.
Subject: Re: [SCA_BARDS] post pennsic poem
closet bard? pretty cool stuff