Friday, 4 August 2017

Primeval Genius.

I suppose it must be a reasonable assumption that musical traditions developed around the world quite independently of each other a very long time ago. Do you realise what that means?

It means that way back in our primeval past – probably during an era which we associate with grunters, cave dwellers and wearers of animal hide sweatshirts – there arose a bunch of geniuses who recognised that if you put sounds of different pitch together in the right relationship it produces something which is not only pleasant but also capable of making people feel different.

That’s quite a feat, and we don’t even know their names.

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