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The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)11/03/2012 9:30:01 pm PDT

re: #85 sagehen

Knowing the difference between bird calls gave hunter/gatherers useful information; the rhythm of a herd of gazelles running from a lion must be somewhat different than the rhythm of a herd of elephants running from a fire…

And that’s all well and good if you’re trying to figure out how music started, but if you try to explain the existence of Mozart or Merzbow as a way to memorize game sounds, I’m going to look at you funny. Music is a very complex phenomena. A simple explanation for its power and universality seem to me exceedingly unlikely.